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A Travel Blog by gaye1959
Tibet, on the lofty Tibetan Plateau on the northern side of the Himalayas, is an autonomous region of China. It's nicknamed the "Roof of the World" for its towering peaks. It shares Mt. Everest with Nepal. Its capital, Lhasa, is the site of hilltop Potala ...
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A Travel Blog entry by starmountain from Chamdo, China
Officially within the Tibet Autonomous Region (T.A.R.) now, we've spent a few days in the bustling city of Chamdo before heading to more remote regions tomorrow. Last week we spent a few days backpacking in Kawakarpo Ri, similar to a National Park in the ...
A Travel Blog entry by kateschronicles from Lhasa, Tibet, China
... it fluently! TIBET FACTS Official Name: Xizang Zizhiqu Short form: Xizang International long form: Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) International short form: Tibet Etymological: the name Tibet is derived from the Sanskrit word Trivistapa ...
A Travel Blog entry by christine_n_den from Lhasa, Tibet, China
... , this time we could take photos - Enjoy! Our last three nights in Tibet were spent in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous region. According to the Wikipedia page half a million people live in Lhasa (2010). Our guide said that today it ...
A Travel Blog entry by dmcnaught from Lhasa, China
... by another pilgrim. Already in Lhasa we have met many great people and are making a full itinerary for our time in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Today we (Kristen, Anne & Alex from Austria, and I) took a bus to Tsurphu Monastery - the main seat in Tibet ...
A Travel Blog entry by kritgunn from Leaving for Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
... same nationality and traveling with a Tibetan guide. In April the restrictions were lifted and anyone could travel in the Tibetan Autonomous Region as long as they had the correct permits and were not politicians, journalists or clergy. And so my ...
A Travel Blog entry by jeni_mclaughlin from Tibet, China
... over China. In 1959 there were 2,700 monasteries and temples in Tibet, by 1978 there were just 8 in the redefined Tibetan autonomous region. The vice premier Zhou Enlai ordered the protection of the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple, which were mostly ...
A Travel Blog entry by raquel_chiel from Nyalam, China
... " border with China and from there by jeep over several 5000+ meter passes to Lhasa, the capital of TAR, the Tibetan Autonomous Region, sightseeing, breakfast and lodging. The travelagent tells us we will be picked up at our hotel at 4.30 am. And ...
A Travel Blog entry by sashadasha from Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
... the "roof of the world." First of all, the government of China does not allow independent foreign travel in the Xizang Autonomous Region. Foreigners are not allowed to enter monasteries or temples without a guide, cannot use public transport or any means ...
A Travel Blog entry by fiscarlos from Lhasa, China
... was picked up at the hotel in the morning and driven to the Friendship Bridge to cross the border into China and the Autonomous Region Tibet. I changed driver and guide here and got some Tibetans in stead. I don't think I would have been able to cross ...
A Travel Blog entry by liciadventure from Lhasa, China
... . I must conclude that the Tibet Permit was not necesary, but I guess just a way of controlling foreigners' access to this autonomous region. I don't know if I would have come without it, but nobody has ever asked to see it. We leave tomorrow for ...
A Travel Blog entry by charmedlife from Xiahe, Amdo Tibet, Gansu, China
... Xiahe, which is home to Labrang, the largest Gelupka (Yellow Hat) Tibetan Buddhist monastery outside of the autonomous region that we now know as Tibet. Arriving at an altitude of 2900 meters, I learn that my trusty backpack feels about 100lbs heavier ...
A Travel Blog entry by blommaerts from Gyamug, Xizang, China
I'm curious about this autonomous region of ...
A Travel Blog entry by wdtraveltime from Mt Everest, Eastern Region, Nepal
... It is a place of sharp contrasts, the most obvious being the the ethnic Tibetans and the Han Chinese. Although Tibet is called the 'Autonomous Region of China', Tibetans it seems, are not enjoying their autonomy fully. Another contrast is the amazing ...
A Travel Blog entry by marqual from Shigatse, Tibet, China
... will stay healthy. We wanted to leave the hotel by 8:00 so we could set off for Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet Autonomous Region. Shortly after leaving New Tingri, the guide side "If you turn around and it's a clear day, you will see Mount ...
A Travel Blog entry by sarichka10 from Lhasa, TAR, China
Ok, got to Lhasa, in the Tibet Autonomous Region yesterday on the plane from Chengdu. Lhasa is wonderful and interesting. The pace of life is laid-back and relaxed, a very nice place to take a vacation. The population of Lhasa is about 250 thousand; ...
A Travel Blog entry by seyerce from Damxung, Tibet, China
... acting up, and one of the workers didn't want us (computer geeks with more combined computer experience than the entire Tibet Autonomous Region) fixing them. ;) Tomorrow should be an easy travel day - 1.5 hours to Nam Tso lake where we will spend the ...
A Travel Blog entry by timshazz from Lhasa, Tibet, China
... . We headed back for an early night with plenty of food for thought. I had a feeling I might come out of the Tibet Autonomous Region with a very different viewpoint than the one I had arrived with. Our first stop after an early breakfast at the hotel was ...
A Travel Blog entry by croll from Lhasa, China
The Dali Lhama's Potala Palace - pilgramage around the Jokhang Temple... prayer wheels, incense and the pevading smell of yak... yak butter, yak milk, yak ...
A Travel Blog entry by michelleyeager from Beijing, China
... as an important religious center for the Yellow Hat sect of Buddhists. Lhasa: Lhasa is the administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, and is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau after Xining. Having an altitude of 3,490 ...
A Travel Blog entry by tara.krenek from Tagong, Kangding, Danba, Yaan, Sichuan, China
... . According to the World Monuments Fund, there are 250 stone towers “spread throughout Sichuan Province and the Tibet Autonomous Region. These monumental structures were built from a combination of cut stone, brick, and timber, and appear in several ...
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