Tibet enchants tourists from China and abroad with its landscape, religious traditions, culture, and its unsolved mysteries. The "Roof of the World" has a magic attractive force for travelers for hundreds years. Many people take Tibet trip as a Must Journey that must be taken at least once in a lifetime. The awe-inspiring plateau landscape, the overwhelming devoted religion, the welcoming and friendly Tibetan people, the long-standing customs and tradition. Once stepping on the land of Tibet, you will have entered one of the most isolated places in the world.
The Tibetan Plateau generally slopes from the northwest to the southeast, with a complex and varied terrain of snowcapped mountains, precipitous valleys, stretching glaciers, crystal clear lakes, boundless grassland, and profound tundra. There are many Buddhist temples and monasteries in Tibet due to Tibetans’ strong religious culture. The ancient royal palace and garden are also superb places to see Tibetan architecture and art.
The people living in this vast land are mainly Tibetan, an ethnic group with bold and uninhibited characteristics. Most live a pastoral lifestyle, earning a living by raising yaks, farming, as well as by making crafts. Some cultural highlights include the thangka, a style of Buddhist painting on cotton or silk applique, herb medicine, and local operas.
The Tibetan Plateau’s elevation can reach about 2 miles (3,000 meters) above sea level. As a result, people will be exposed to stronger ultraviolet radiation, increasing the risk of sunburn. The high elevation also means that the air is thinner, which can result in altitude sickness in those who are not acclimatized to less oxygen. Travelers are strongly advised to bring sunscreen and medication for altitude sickness.