Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Highlights of Tibet - Travel Guide

Tibet is a rich and fascinating culture, attracts many visitors each year travel destination. So much for the excellent hiking in the mountains - including Everest base camp - or wildlife in national parks , or just to admire the beautiful scenery and long history has a cultural heritage of this region has to offer , it is easy to create a holiday with a difference. Here is a summary of some of the most popular places to visit during a private trip to Tibet or custom locations .
Lhasa is the capital of Tibet, but most have been replaced by the developments in China after the invasion in 1950 , but there are still parts of the old Lhasa , Tibet, in close collaboration with many vendors and bars serving traditional Tibetan food. There are three main attractions of Lhasa and all refer to the religion and history of Tibet. The Potala Palace on Marpo Ri hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley , is the most famous and remarkable structure in Tibet . It was built in the 17th century and was the residence of the leader of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, but is one of the most important places of religious pilgrimage . You can also visit the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor in Lhasa Norbulingka , which was built as a summer residence in the woods outside of Lhasa.
S is the fourth largest city in Tibet , once an important center for trade with India is the place where the famous Gyantse Kumbum . It is a magnificent building has 8 floors with a magnificent golden dome and crown with city views . Also visit Gyantse Dzong is here. It is a long, steep climb to the top , but the view of the value of the city.
It is the second largest city in Tibet, with a population of 50,000 and the city is a commercial and administrative center of the bustling city. While driving in the city from Xigatse fortress on a hill overlooking the city, but most of the fort is a ruin, but a little " re - . Construction took place in 2007 , however, the Monastery Tashilhunpo , west of the city, is the main attraction . Xigatse monastery was the seat of the Panchen Lama built in 1447 and is the place where they lived. monastery houses the largest gold statue in the world , an impressive 26 meters high, Maitreya Buddha statue . statue was built in 1914 and was 900 in the last four years. said that 300 kilograms of gold is also full of precious stones.
Mount Kailash
This mountain is considered sacred by Hindus , Buddhists and Jains. It is also revered by the ancient Bon religion of Tibet , it says here that got the founder of the Bon religion, when he came down from heaven. Known in ancient texts as the center of the world. The reason can understand the significance of geography. Four major rivers of the Indian subcontinent are here Karnali , which feeds the Ganges , the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra . The mountain is in Tibetan Kang Rinpoche, or known "Jewel in the snow. " No one has ascended to the top of Mount Kailash , but encountered many adventures pilgrimage around the foot of the mountain, which takes about 3 days.
Qomolangma National Nature Reserve
Qomolangma Nature Reserve was created in 1989 by the government to preserve the natural heritage of the region of Mount Everest in Tibet. Tibetan Everest approach offers better prospects than the Nepalese side and access is also much easier, as there is a road all the way to the base camp here, but you can not drive to the base camp . Rongphu Monastery is located at the foot of the glacier on the north face of Mount Jomolangma and is the highest monastery in the world .
Yarlung River National Park
Yarlong the river flows 2000 km through Tibet and flows into India, where they are known as the Bramhaputra . The region is one of the least explored areas of the world and is home to the king cobra , leopard, panda , musk deer , monkeys and tigers. The park is behind the ' great gorge that the river that runs through it and is reputed to be the world's deepest canyon centered . At a depth of 5382 meters form, which is the depth of the point , the Grand Canyon , almost three times is recorded.
Yamdrok Lake
 This is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is 72 km long and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains . Lakes are considered sacred because we think they are the homes of the gods and is a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists less. The lake is home to the famous monastery of Samding on a peninsula in the lake. This monastery is the only Tibetan monastery headed by a female reincarnation. Since it is not a monastery , Abbot does his wife by a community of about thirty monks and nuns. Samding Monastery is where the only female Lama in Tibet , stayed and presided .

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