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Tibet located in the Tibetan Plateau is in the Asian region and has been a part of China since the 1950s. The people of Tibet, the Tibetans, have their own unique culture, religion, and history. The Tibetan region is well-liked by travelers due to its spectacular landscapes, the Himalayan peaks, and is a popular tourist destination seeking adventure and spiritual exploration.
 The capital city is Lhasa located at 3656 meters where many Buddhist temples and monasteries are located some of which are renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Some of them are the famous Potala Palace (former residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama), Jokhang Temple, Norbulinka.

A cultural tour in Tibet takes travelers to the city of Lhasa also known as the forbidden city, visiting it’s cultural wonders and sites. Mount Kailash and the holy lake of Mansarover is in Tibet where Hindu pilgrims visit each year to cleanse their souls and pray. Mount Kailash is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva by Hindus.

The northern base camp of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, is situated in the Tibetan region at 5200 meters. One can drive to the Everest Base Camp from Tibet from where the northern face of Everest is visible.

10 interesting facts about Tibet

  1. Tibet is known as the "Roof of the World" since it is located on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of over 14,000 feet above sea level.
  2. The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, used to reside in Lhasa.
  3. Tibet is home to Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, which straddles the border between Tibet and Nepal.
  4. The Potala Palace in Lhasa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the Tibetan uprising in 1959.
  5. Tibet is one of the least populated regions in the world, with a population of around 3 million people.
  6. The Tibetan language is unique and belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family. It is written in an alphabet called the Tibetan script.
  7. One of the most famous Tibetan festivals is Losar, the Tibetan New Year, which is celebrated with traditional rituals, dances, and music.
  8. The traditional cuisine of Tibet is known for its hearty dishes, such as momo (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and tsampa (roasted barley flour).
  9. Tibetan Buddhism is the dominant religion in Tibet, and there are many monasteries and temples scattered throughout the region.
  10. Tibet has a rich cultural heritage, with traditional art forms such as thangka paintings, butter sculptures, and mask dances still practiced today.