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Tibet, a rich and beautiful land, is located at the main section of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, southwest frontier of China. About 100 million years ago, this place used to be a surging sea, with continuous collisions between the Indian Continent and the Eurasian Continent; this place was then gradually transformed into today's "world roof." The mountains in Tibet mainly include Mount Kunlun, Mount Tanggula, Mount Nianqing Tangula, Mount Gangdiai, and Mount Everest (Mount Qomolangma known to the West as Mount Everest 8,848.13 metres high or 29,030.7 feet high). Rivers within Tibet include the Yarlung Tsangbo River (the total length of the river being 2,900 kilometres, of which 1,787 kilometres within the boundaries of the Chinese territory, average elevation of the riverbed being over 3,000 metres), Jinsha River (a total length of 2,308 kilometres, the deepest valley being over 3,000 metres, one of the deepest valleys in the world, Nujiang River (the total length of the river being 3,200 kilometres), and Lancang River (the total length of the river being 4,500 kilometres). There are many lakes, the biggest one being Lake Namtso or Heavenly Lake in Tibetan (encompassing 1,940 square kilometres or 748.84 square miles) with an altitude of 4,718 metres. Most of Tibetan area belongs to plateau climate.

Pandita Saskya (1182 1251) was the fourth among five ancestors of the Saskya sect of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1247, he represented the rulers of Tibet in negotiations with the Yuan court and agreed to accept the Yuan rule. Following the Yuan Dynasty, both Ming and Qing dynasties sent officials to Tibet to supervise local affairs.

Great changes have taken place in Tibet over the past 60-odd years since the peaceful liberation in 1951. There was no industry in Tibet before the peaceful liberation. Over the past five decades Tibet has developed a modern industrial system, which covers power, light industry, textiles, petro-chemicals, machinery, forestry, building materials and ethnic handicraft industries. The region now has nearly 500 industrial enterprises. Before the peaceful liberation, there was only a small power station with a capacity of 125 kilowatts in Tibet, which supplied electricity only to the upper class. Following the peaceful liberation, the region has developed power generation by hydropower, geothermal, wind and solar energy.
There were no highways in Tibet before 1951, but today a road transportation network bas taken shape and the region totals over 43,000 kilometres open to traffic. More than 80 per cent of the regions' townships have access to highways. Air service has linked the region with Beijing, Changdu, Chongqing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Kunming and other domestic and international cities, adding that remarkable progress has also been made in the telecommunications sector.

We are ready to help you to plan your wonderful trip to Tibet that you will not forget in your lifetime, Tibet travel advice is free from our tour consultants. Your Tibet tour will be focused on its culture, its people and its landscape. Whether you want to spend a couple of days in Lhasa or spend two weeks touring monasteries and seeing Mt. Everest, our Tibet tour operator will customize an itinerary just for you.

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Wonderful Tibet & Lhasa Tours

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Tibet_14: 5 Days Tibet Tour: Lhasa And Yamdrok Yumtso Lake

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Lhasa_01: 1 Day Lhasa Tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

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Lhasa_03: 1 Day Lhasa Tour To Yamdrok Yumtso Lake

Lhasa_04: 1 Day Lhasa Tour To Namtso Lake

Lhasa_06: 1 Day Drepung Monastery And Sera Monastery Tour - Private Lhasa Trip

Lhasa_07: 2 Days Lhasa Tour To Heavenly Lake Namtso

Lhasa_08: 1 Day Lhasa Tour To Samye Monastery

Lhasa_09: 1 Day Lhasa Tour To Ganden Monastery



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