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Central Asia and the home of the Tibetan people.
Cities in Tibet: Shigatse, Gyangtse, Qamdo, Jyekundo, Dartsedo, Golmud, Lhatse, Maqin, Pelbar, Sakya, Tingri,
Zangmu [ border crossing ].
Tibet is surrounded by mountains: the Himalayans in the South, the Karakorum in the West and the Kunlun Shan in the North.
Capital City of Tibet: Lhasa
hotels, tour operators - tibet tours, travel guides, travel to tibet
Hotels in Tibet
Lhasa Hotel - see
This is 4 star hotel with 7 floors and redecorated and renovated in 1999. Lhasa Hotel is located in the Holy
Land of Lhasa with an altitude of 3600 meters. The hotel is nearby the famous scenic spot Lobulinka, the
Palace of Dalailama and only 10 minutes' drive to the center of Holy Town, and then you can enjoy the magical and majestic Potala Palace.
Shigatse Hotel - see
This is a three-star tourist hotel, it was founded in 1985. The structure was in typical Tibetan style and inside
it was decorated in popular Tibetan tradition with modern equipment in guest room. It lies to the center of Shigatse city, the site of successive Panchen Lama.
Travel Agents / Tour Operators
Kuoni - Lhasa
Located in the mountain fringed valley of the Kyichu River, the capital Lhasa, meaning 'Holy Land', is home to
more than 30 ethnic groups, providing it with a colourfully rich cultural and spiritual heritage cultivated over
1000 years. Both ancient and modern in parts, its heart remains the spiritual Potala Palace and the Jokhang
Temple, Tibet's holiest shrine. Enjoy also an afternoon exploring the vibrant stalls, shops and tea houses of the Barkhor market.
Holy Tibet Tour [ located in Lhasa city ]
Holy Tibet Tour organizes high quality tours with various private programs and tailor-made itineraries to
hundreds of people around the world every year, especially from Europe, America and Australia.
Budget Tibet Tour - Trans China & Tibet Tour
Far East Gateways
Tailor made holidays, vacations and travel packages to China and beyond.
Green Hill Tours, Katmandhu
Travel Guides Tibet / Related Books
Tibet (Lonely Planet Country Guide)
Chris Taylor and Bradley Mayhew
This guide includes: new History chapter by historian Tsering Shakya, author
of the "Definitive Modern History of Tibet"; now includes dual script (Tibetan and Chinese) and pinyin (Chinese, to aid pronunciation). It offers more
information on the country's top treks.
Paperback: 368 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 7th Revised edition edition (1 Feb 2008); ISBN-10: 174104569X; ISBN-13: 978-1741045697.
Tibet (Bradt Travel Guide)
Exploring ethnic Tibet independently is a challenge. The proverbial 'land of snows', it possesses some of the wildest and roughest road routes in high
Asia, and so trekking, motoring and mountain-biking are all covered in this new edition. Political and cultural issues make Tibet a sensitive destination for
Westerners to visit, so Michael Buckley's advice includes guidelines on cultural etiquette, local customs and travelling with minimum impact on Tibet's culture and environment.
Paperback: 336 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 2 edition (1 Sep 2006); ISBN-10: 1841621641; ISBN-13: 978-1841621647.
Transportation / How do I travel to Tibet
Tibet borders the Indian states Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim and Assam, as well as the countries Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar [ Burma ].
Book cheap flights to Tibet at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online.
Airline Tickets / Bargain Flights - Flights tibet / Price comparison possible
Online Maps Tibet [ Uni Texas - Perry-Castañeda Library - Map Collection ]
Tibet Tourism Bureau Shanghai Office
Tibet Geography, Tibetan History, People in Tibet, Climate, Highlights, Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Custom, Main
Folk Festival, Tibetan Food. Iinfo over o.a. Kathmanu, Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse, Monastrties, Everest Region, Yamdro Lake.
Lhasa - Capital City Tibet
Amdo [ Northeast ]
Kham [ Southeast ]
U-Tsang [ West-Tibet / Central Tibet ]
De Mount Everest, 8.848 meter hoog, ligt op de grens van Tibet en Nepal en wordt door de Tibetanen
'Moedergodin der aarde' genoemd [ Chomolungma in het Tibetaans ].
Mount Kailash in West-Tibet [ 6714 meter hoog ], de 'Troon van Shiva' en 'het Juweel van Sneeuw', is de
heiligste berg van de Himalaya en een bedevaartsoord voor boeddhisten, hindoes, jains en B'on Po's. Op deze plek ontspringen vier rivieren, waaronder de Brahmaputra, de Ganges en de Indus.
Dzogchen Monastery is one of the six main seats of the Nyingma - the school of Buddhism established based
on the first complete transmission of Buddha's teachings to Tibet. Founded in 1684 in Eastern Tibet, it became
a leading centre of scholarship and spiritual practice. His Eminence the Seventh Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jikme
Losel Wangpo, has re-established Dzogchen Monastery in South India where it continues to uphold the unique spiritual and cultural traditions for which it was renowned in Tibet.
Potala Palace - former residence of the Dalai Lamas, a World Heritage Site
Tashi Lumpo Monastery [ Pancen Lama ]
Great Tibetan Marathon
The Tibetan Marathon & Half Marathon is a unique chance to sense and explore one of the world´s most
fascinating corners. Situated on the Tibetan plateau in the peaceful area of Ladakh, The Great Tibetan
Marathon takes its participants through the vast Indus Valley and past ancient monasteries and majestic mountains, making everyone remember that they are much further than 42 kilometres from home.
News - Tibet Information Network
Tibet Information Network (TIN) claims to be 'the only independent, comprehensive news and research
service in the world specialising in Tibet'. TIN monitors and reports on the political, social, economic,
environmental and human rights situation in Tibet today. It is based in London, with offices in the USA and Asia.
Cuisine - Tibetan Recipes
Butter tea [ made from tea leaves, yak butter, and salt ].
Drinking butter tea is a regular part of Tibetan life.
Pilgrim's Book House - books on Cooking and Food in Nepal, Tibet and the Himalayan Region
E.g. 'Famous Vegetarians and their Favorite Recipes: Lives and Lore from Buddha to the Beatles' en 'Herb Garden'
Lobsang's Tibetan recipes
Tibetan foods have the unique quality of being extra warming. Maybe because Tibet is so high and so often
cold, Tibetan food developed this special quality. I don't know, but it definitely warms you up!
Tibetan Recipes on the Net
History of Tibet / Tibetan history
Little is known of Tibet before the 7th century when Buddhism was introduced by missionaries from India. Tibet was a strong kingdom between the 8th and 10th centuries.
In Western usage, "Tibet" may refer either to the Tibet Autonomous Region or TAR (an administrative
subdivision of the People's Republic of China), or to a larger region that the Government of Tibet in Exile has
termed historic Tibet, which consists of the traditional provinces of Amdo, Kham, and U-Tsang.
The TAR covers the former U-Tsang province and western Kham, the remainder coming under the present
-day Chinese provinces of Qinghai, Gansu, Yunnan, and Sichuan; the government of the PRC also claims for
the TAR most of the territory of Indian-administered Arunachal Pradesh, a claim which is not acknowledged by the Government of Tibet in Exile.
Tibet's History - Wikipedia
Ancient kingdom, Rule of the lamas, Chinese rule, British influence, Renewed Chinese rule
Music, Art & Culture, Events in Tibet
Tibetan Buddhism - L. Austine Waddell - 0486201309
With Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and Mythology, and in Its Relation to Indian Buddhism.
The historical, doctrinal, ritual, and folk aspects of Lamaism are surveyed
extensively in this source book, originally published in 1895.
Paperback: 598 pages; Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition
(23 Jun 1986); ISBN-10: 0486201309; ISBN-13: 978-0486201306.
Anthology of Tibetan Folk Songs - Namgyal Lhamo
See her performance in Créteil, France at the opening GALA of the 30th
International Woman's Film Maker's Festival in Cretéil, France on March 14th 2008.
Tibet Online - Tibetan Culture
Tibetan Art, Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Folktales, Tibetan Food, Tibetan
Language, Tibetan Literature, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Music, Tibetan People, Tibetan Sports
Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library - see collections: music, literature, religion and more
Inernational community using web-based technologies to integrate diverse knowledge about Tibet and the Himalayas for free access around the world [ University of Virginia Library ]
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