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Namtso Lake, Body in Hell and Mind in Heaven
Together with Lake Manasarovar and Lake Yamdrok, Namtso Lake is famed as one of the Top Three Holy Lakes in Tibet. As the largest inflow salt lake in Tibet Autonomous Region and the second largest ...
Chambaling Monastery
The monastery, in Chamdo Town, was founded in 1444 by one of Tsong Khapas disciples. The monastery has usually kept a close relationship with past Chinese governments. It still has a brass seal ...
Chamdo Town
Chamdo is the middle point of the Sichuan-Tibetan Highway. You can see Dege and Baiyu in Sichuan Province in the east on the other side of the river. Since ancient times Chamdo has been a ...
Zezhol Monastery
This monastery is different from other monasteries since it is an important religious center of the Tibetan indigenous religion-Bon, which lost its dominance in Tibet after Buddhism overwhelmed it....
Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova
Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova is located at Tibet Plateau which has many nice legends. And it also has much intention in Tibetan religion. As its beautiful views and interesting words, it is famous ...
The Site of the Ancient Guge Kingdom
It situates 18km from Zheda County and the site is very remote with few buses there. You can try to wait passing vehicles but few, sometimes only a few military vehicles pass there!...
Tholing Monastery
The Tholing Monastery was built by Yixiwo the Emperor of the Guge Kingdom in ancient Tibet. Because the kingdom promoted Buddhism so Tholing Monastery became the center of the religion at that time....
Basum Lake
The lake, named Basum-Tso in Tibetan, is a stunning highland lake lying 90 kilometers (56 miles) west of Kongpo Gymdo County. Basum has another Tibetan name, Tsokou, which means green water in ...
Yarlong Tsangpo River
Yarlong Tsangpo River, originating from a glacier on the northern Himalayas, is the highest river on the earth with an average altitude of 4,000 m (13,120 feet). Running 2,057 km (1,275 miles) across ...
Mindroling Monastery
In the Zaqi District, to the east of Zanang River in the Zanang County, lies the Mindroling Monastery which covers a large area of over 100,000 square meters (approx. 119,599 square yards). It is one ...