Tibet Travel Information

Location: Asia, north of India, located on the Tibetan Plateau, the world's highest region.

Area: 1.2 m sq km (471 700 sq miles), Bod: 2.5 million sq. km, approximately the size of Western Europe.

Terrain: 70% Grassland; from high plateau to tropical forest

Climate: Average temperature 28 degrees Celsius (Summer) -15 degrees Celsius (in Winter), extremely dry except during rainy season (July-August)

History: Tibetan history can be traced thousands of years back. Tibet's history can be divided into four

periods: The Tsanpo's Period, The period of decentralization, The period of Sakya, Pagdu, and Karmapa's Rule, and The period of the gandan Podrang's Administration.

Population: 2.62 million

Ethnic Groups: primarily ethnic Tibetans; Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui and a growing number of Han Chinese.

Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Animism.

Culture: Wedding, Funeral

Languages: Tibetan, Chinese.

Festivals: Tibetan New Year, Shoton Festival, Bathing Festival.

Natural resources: Forests, wildlife, mineral resources, uranium (world's largest uranium reserve), hydro-, geothermal energy.

Agriculture products: Livestock and livestock products.

Industries: Mining, wool spinning, carpets, forestry, food processing, printing, building materials and machinery, tourism.

Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

Time: Local Time = UTC +8h | Actual Time: Thu-Aug-25 15:35

Government: Type: Communist party-led state (People's Republic of China), The Tibet Autonomous Region, was founded on 9 September 1965.

  • Tibet Touring Area

    Tibet Touring Area

    Lhasa: Lhasa rose to prominence as an administrative centre in the 7th century, when Songtsen Gampo moved his capital there ...

  • Tibet Festival

    Tibet Festival

    The Tibetan culture is unique in the world. A Tibet tour is certain to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. ...

  • Tibet Visa and documents

    Tibet Visa and documents

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  • Train Schedule from Lhasa

    Train Schedule from Lhasa

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