Tibet Travel Guide

Official Name People's Republic of China, Tibet is a part of China
Head of State Xi Jinping, President
Head of Government Xi Jinping
Flag Nepal The Six red bands spread across the dark blue sky represent the original ancestors of the Tibetan people: the six tribes called Se, Mu, Dong, Tong, Dru, and Ra which in turn gave rise to the (twelve) descendants. The combination of six red bands (for the tribes) and six dark blue bands (for the sky) represents the unceasing enactment of the virtuous deeds of protection of the spiritual teachings and secular life by the black and red guardian protector deities with which Tibet has been connected since times immemorial.
Area 1,200,000 Sq. Km.
Location Longitude: 29.6480° North
Latitude: 91.1170° E
Situated in South Asia, Situated between longitudes 78 degrees 24′ and 104 degrees 47′ East and latitudes 26 degrees 2′ and 40 degrees 3′ north Tibet lies within the heart of the Asian continent..
Topography Mountain: On northern Tibet plateau lie the Kunlunshan Mountains and the branch Tanggula Mountain. In southern Tibet, there are the Henduanshan Mountains. The Kangdese-Nyainqentanglha Mountains bisect Tibet from east to west.
River: The huge mountains on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau have bred modern glaciers. Melted ice becomes the source of many well-known rivers in Asia.
Lake: Tibet boasts the largest number of lakes in China. There are some 1,500 lakes covering a total area of 23,800 square km, about 30 percent of the nation's total lake area.
Climate

Tibet has similar seasons to China, though with lower temperatures due to the higher altitudes. Winters (November to March) are cold (the average temperature in January is -2°C) but there isn’t all that much snow. Summers (May to September) have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights. At higher elevations (ie above 4000m) even summer days can be chilly. During spring and autumn you need to be prepared for four seasons in one day, including the possibility of snowfall.

 

There are some regional variations; northern and western Tibet are generally higher and colder. The monsoon affects parts of Tibet (particularly eastern Tibet) from mid-July to the end of September (July and August bring half of Tibet’s annual rainfall)

Capital City The capital of Tibet is Lhasa (sometimes spelled Lasa), the administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Lhasa is located at the foot of Mount Gephel.
Total Population There are around 6 million Tibetans; 2.7 million live in the TAR and the remainder in the Tibetan areas outside the TAR.
Official Language Standard Tibetan is often called Lhasa Tibetan. Tibetan is an official language of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
Religion Secular State; Hinduism and Buddhism are two major religions practiced in Nepal with a majority of the people being Hindus. The other religions practiced in Nepal are Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism and Bon.
Society Nepal is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual society with more than 100 ethnic groups who speak about 93 different languages and dialects.
Currency Tibet uses the Chinese Renminbi (RMB), or Yuan. The current rate of the yuan is about 8.3 to the US dollar
Time: Geographically, China covers five time zones (Zhongyuan, Longshu, Tibet, Kunlun and Changbai Time Zones). However, the standard times used in Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Province are the same, for they are all in the same time zone (UTC+8), 8 hours ahead of the Universal Time Coordinated.
Religion: 92.8% Tibetan, 6.1% Han, 0.3% Hui, 0.5% others
People: The Tibetan language belongs to the Sino-Tibetan phylum. Traditionally, Tibet was divided into U-Tsang, Amdo and Kham three dialect boundaries. Except Tibetans, there are also Menpa, Luopa, Han Chinese, Hui, Sherpa, and a few Deng people in Tibet.
Electricity: The electricity in Tibet, China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC cycles throughout the country.
Flora and Fauna: Tibet has a rich diversity in its plant and animal life. Even the climatic zone varies from an arid polar alpine ice-snow zone to a humid low mountain tropical zone from north to south which further aids in the habitual growth of the complex species.
World Heritage Sites: Total of 3 world heritage sites declared by UNESCO in Tibet. Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka & Potala Palace.
Tibet National Parks: Total of 3 National Parks in Tibet. Qomolangma National Park is Tibet's third, following Namtso National Park and Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon National Park.
Conservation & Wildlife Reserve: 4 State Grade Nature Reserves and 14 Tibet Grade Nature Reserves
Shopping and Souvenir Products: Handmade, traditional rice paper, thangkas, pashmina, jems and jewellery, stone, metal statues, gurkhas khukuri, silver craft, insense, paintings
Major Activities: Tibet Tours, Tibet Treks
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