Tibet - the roof of the world
Tibet is located in the south-west border of China and shares an international border with India, Bhutan, Burma and Nepal. Although today it is under Chinese occupation and known as Chinese province, its historical territory would make it the 10th largest nation in the entire world. As the 13th Dalai Lama said, Tibet is actually “...a small, religious, and independent nation”.
History of Tibet
Tibet’s history witnessed a huge ups and downs and that continues still now. It passed through Yuan Dynasty, Phagmodrupa, Rinpungpa and Tsangpa Dynasties, Ganden Phodrang and Qing dynasty and after the Chinese Civil War, the Republic of China took over Tibet region.
Attractions in Tibet
Several of world’s tallest mountains, ranking in the top 10, are found in the holy land of Tibet. Needless to say, this nation is randomly called the ‘roof of the world’. Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak of the world, is climbed mostly from the base camp near Lhasa. Tibetan plateau is the source of most of the prime rivers of Asia like Ganges, Indus, Salween, Yangtze and many more. The lakes, hot springs, temples, monasteries, colossal mountains, cultures, life-style of the people, large rivers, festivals –everything is so awesome in Tibet that all of them together create an atmosphere that can haunt anyone in the world and they even response to such irresistible call.