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Located in the upper reaches of Lancang River and in the eastern part of Tibet, Chamdo Region occupies an important position. In Tibetan, "Chamdo" means water confluence as this place is the confluence of four rivers (Sequ River, Zhaqu River, Angqu River and Lancang River). Due to its old civilization, pious religion beliefs, long history, and unsophisticated folkways, Chamdo Region has attracted an increasing number of scientists, visitors and Mountaineers every year.
The monastery, in Chamdo Town, was founded in 1444 by one of Tsong Khapa's disciples.
Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, is considered to be a charming city with distinctive flavor. Visitors who first come here not only feel dizzy by its high altitude, but also shock by its rich historical and cultural relics as well as the strong religious atmosphere marked by 1,300 years long history. Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Drepung Monastery have become the symbols of this ancient city. Strolling in the city, you may find it is a good example of the perfect combination of the ancient and the modern, religion and secularity, and tradition and innovation.
At the center of the old Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet.
Located on the Red Hill of Lhasa, it is the symbol of the city, known to the world for its grand constructions, elegant buildings, exquisite artworks and pious religious atmosphere.
Located in the northern part of Tibet, Nakchu Region leaves a strong impression to visitors by its vast Qiangtang Grassland and no man's land. Though being a wild place with small population and the weather condition is not so satisfactory, its unique charm and magnificent view are also the reason why people come here. What's more, in this mysterious land, much wildlife under first national protection inhabit, adding some vitality to the land.
Ruins of Guge Kingdom
Located near Damxung, it is the highest saltwater lake in the world and the second largest saltwater lake in China.
Located in the extreme western Tibet, Nagri Region stands at the highest part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Because of the high altitude, the land is severe cold dotted by continuous stretch of snow mountains. Though the color of it remains unchanged white, the celestial and extraordinary snow-capped landscape irresistibly attract the braves to conquer and to seek the beauty of wildness.
Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova
Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova in the region of Purang are the "SacredMountain and Holy Lake" of the Buddhism, Hinduism and the indigenous religion-Bon.
Ruins of Guge Kingdom
The ruins lie on a hilltop near a river and cover 180,000 square meters.
Located in the eastern part of Tibet, Nyingchi has long been known as "theSouth of Yangtze River in Tibet" due to its beautiful scenery. Unlike other landscapein Tibet, Nyingchi Region is rich in forest scenes and natural resources. Variousplants growing in different climatic zones can be found here, such as bananatrees, palm trees and snow lotus. Its thick forest is densely wooded by Tibetancypress, tree fern and Himalayan Fir, which makes the land worthy of the title "Natural Green Gene Pool" and "Natural Nature Museum".
Yarlong Tsangpo River
Originating from a glacier on the northern Himalayas, it is the highest river on the earth.
Located in the western part of Tibet, Shannan Region is believed to be the richest region with the most profound culture. It is the cradle of Tibetan people and the birthplace of their culture. It has countless historical and cultural relics, and has born many celebrities in history that made great contribution to Tibet. Moreover, the natural scenery here is equally wonderful. It is endowed with picturesque primitive forest, mysterious holy hill and lake, vast grassland and splendid mountains. Overall, it is a beautiful place combining traveling, scientific research, recreation and expedition as a whole.
Situated in Dranang, Samye Monastery was completed in 779 under the patron of Trisong Detsen.
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
Yamdrok Yumtso (or Yamdrok-tso), one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet, lies at Nhagartse, located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) to the southwest of Lhasa.
Located in southern Tibet, Shigatse is one of the most attractive tourist resorts in Tibet. Lying at the foot of the northern slope of the Himalayas, it is endowed with fertile farmland, vast grassy meadow, wooded forest and snow mountains. The Mt. Everest has long been the ultimate height challenged by the braves from home and abroad. Moreover, the old civilization and magnificent temple architectures are the other reason for visitors to come here.
Lies 2 kilometer (1.2 miles) west of Shigatse city, the monastery is a very influential monastery in Tibet.
Lies at the border between China and Nepal, Mt. Everest, also known as Mt. Qomolangma, meaning Mother Goddess of the Universe in Tibetan, is the highest peak in the world.