Towards the north from the east of Bodhgaya
There lies Purgyal, known as Tibet.
She has soaring peaks like ladders to the sky
Blue lakes like the manadala of of Turquoise
Snow White Mountains like crystal stupas
Pale grasslands like the golden Meru
Aromatic herbs of medicinal incense.
Her autumn s bedecked with golden flowers.
Her summer is bedecked with turquois flowers.
O' the lord of snow land, Arya Avalokiteshvara,
Therein lies your celestial realm.
Therein are found your disciples.
The beautiful and rich Tibet Autonomous Region is Located in Southwest of China. The main part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the region has an average elevation of more than 4,000 meters and is famous as the “Roof of the World". The highest peak of Tibet, also the highest in Himalayas and in the whole world, is Everest Peak, which is as high as 8,848 meters above sea level. The region has an area of more than 1.2 million square kilometers and a population of 2.6 million. The majority are Tibetans.
Tibet has a unique culture of all their own. It is mainly inhabited by Tibetans, a minority nationality of old and mysterious people. Tourist attractions include the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Jokhang Temple, and a number of Buddhist sacred places. Tibet is the region where Tibetan people live in compact communities. As early as in the late Palantheolitic Age the people were found here. In the Neolithic Age the people were found everywhere in the plateau. In the seventh century, King Songtsan Gambo united Tibet and established the Tubo kingdom.
In the mid 13 th Century, Tibet became an administrative area under the Yuan dynasty. Since then Tibet has been demonstrated in the map of China. In 1965, the Tibet autonomous region was officially founded according to the constitution of the people's republic of China. Since then the central government has stipulated a series of special policies and adopted flexible measures' concerning the region. As result, the regions social economy has developed rapidly and the living standard of the local people has increased steadily.
Tibet is famous for its imposing scenery and mysterious customs in the world. It has a long history, beautiful mountains and rivers, unique minority customs and attractive scenery. As soon as you step into this strange and mysterious land and follow the flocks of pilgrims to review its ancient history, you will be immediately attracted by the magnificent Potala palace, the brilliant Tibetan Culture, the wonderful mountains and rivers, the unique and mysterious customs of the highland and the snow-clad peaks.
Tibetans follow Tibetan Buddhism, known as Lamaism, with the exception of approximately 2,000 followers of Islam and 600 of Catholicism. Tibetan Buddhism has developed its own distinctive qualities and practices.