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Leisure in the lofty heights of Tibet



Tibet is one of the top tourist destinations owing to its stunning setting, picturesque backdrop, rich culture and great places. The popularity of Tibet is evident by the frequent flow of visitors that the region witnesses every year. Tibetan culture  and its rich history is reflected in every aspect of the region. The autonomous region of Tibet consists of seven prefectures in the form of Ngari, Nagqu, Lhasa, Xigatse, Qamdo, Nyingchi and Shannan.


Getting to know Tibet


Geographically speaking plateau of Tibet spans several provinces that include Qinghai, northern Yunnan, western Sichuan and southwestern Gansu. The plateau of Tibet is bounded by two powerful ranges in the form of Himalayan range and the Thanggula range. The plateau of Tibet is exposed to the unshielded cold breeze from northern region. Meanwhile the southern equatorial and tropical air movement hardly penetrates Himalayan region in central Asia. During summer the surface gets heated producing warm temperature and it gets freezing during the winter months thus Tibet experiences changeable weather and climate conditions throughout the year.


As far as transportation is concerned Tibet has a decent transportation network to allow the movement of people within the region and from different parts of the world. In terms of domestic transportation some of the common modes of transportation that you can find here includes buses, jeeps, hitch-hikes and bicycles amongst other options. The jeeps are one of the most popular mode of transportation owing to its wide scale operations. Travelling with jeeps is not particularly cheap but the tour operators handle all the required paperwork and you can stick to your pre-defined schedule when moving in and around the place. Bicycle travelling is also pretty common and you can find a number of foreigners or tourists who choose this mode of transport.




If you are planning a Tibet tour then there are multiple fascinating destinations, spots, sites and locations that are worth visiting and experiencing when you go to Tibet. Some of these places include Potala palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor street, Summer palace of Dalai Lama, Namtso lake, the Rongbukk monastery, Jiuzhaigou and Chamdo amongst others.


Chamdo is located in the border locations of Sichuan, QInghai, Yunnan province and Tibet autonomous region. In the earlier days, Chamdo used to be a strategic place for ancient tea horse road and currently it is a necessary pass for the Yunnan Tibet highway and Sichuan-Tibet highway. Chamdo boasts of several attractive and stunning tourist places such as Zogang, Mangkam and the Baxoi counties. Besides this Chamdo also houses gorgeous landscapes of Ra-og Tso, Laigu glacier and ancient wells of salt.

At this place you can find wonderful canyon and mountain scenery as well as unique beauty of the Lancang river along the lines of Mangkam county in the Yunnan province. There are also distinct grasslands that offer a great view to the visitors.


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Dec 21, 2020  ( 1 post )  
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