Tibet Autonomous Region
in the southwestern part of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, known as "the
Roof of the World", Xizang (Tibet) borders on India, Nepal,
Sikhim, Bhutan,' Myanmar and adjoins Sichuan,
and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous
Region. Area: over 1200000 km2.
is the principal part of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, surrounded by mountain
masses, including Qomolangma Peak with the world's maximum elevation
of 8848 metres above sea level. There are numerous alpine lakes,
torrential rivers and magnificent Buddhist temples, and therefore,
it has long been an ideal region for mountain-climbing, scientific
investigation, exploration, tourism and Buddhist activities.
The region has a plateau climate,
with low temperature, thin air and little amount of rainfall, but
a long sunshine time. The greater temperature differences occur
during a 24-hour period.
possesses a great number of famous historic sites. Potala Palace
of Lhasa has been listed in the World Heritages, and the Yarlung
River is among the national major famous scenic areas. Dazhao(Jokhang)
Lamasery and Norbulingka in Lhasa City,
Tashilhumpo Monastery in Xigaze, Baiqoi Temple in Gyangze , Drepung
Lamasery, Sera Monastery and Gandain Monastery are famous tourist
traditional local products include Tibetan carpet, Tibetan boots,
gold vessel, silverware and Tibetan traditional medicine, etc.