is a rich and beautiful land with an average altitude
over 4,000m (13,120ft) above sea level. Possessing more
than fifty peaks above 7,000m (22,960ft), Tibet is home
to eleven Himalayan mountains over 8,000m (26,240ft).
China, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Burma and Kashmir
border the Tibet.
two million people inhabit this land of rich natural
resources and ancient cultures. Spiritual traditions,
temples and monasteries, lakes and rivers, and mighty
snow clad peaks are just a few of the intoxicating wonders
to be experienced by adventurous travelers destined
to visit this place.
with a history of some 1,300 years is shaped into a
unique form of "Lamasm". Tibetan history, culture and
religion are mixed together and infiltrate every aspect
of social life. Tibetan religious arts have a distinctive
style with adoption of Indian and Chinese Buddhist influence,
thus forming a pearl of Oriental Buddhist art.
living on the Tibetan plateau, such as Tibetans, Monpas,
Lhopas and Moslems, have their own ways of living, marriage,
burial and other ceremonies. Festivals in Tibet are
in big variety. The Tibetan New Year, the largest festival,
is followed by others such as the Wangkor Festival and
horse races. For the dead, sky burials, water burials,
cremations and stupa burials are practiced, but the
sky burial is the most common.
and culture in Tibet include technology, medicine, grammar,
logic, Buddhist philosophy, rhetoric, words and expressions,
syntax, drama and astrology. Tibet is known as the Sea
of Songs and Dances; folk songs and dances are diverse,
especially during the "Shoton Festival" in August.
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