- by Morgan
- Last Updated: 2018-07-25
Tibet Autonomous Region, located in the southwest of China with a land area of 1.22 million square kilometers, is the second largest city in China. As one of the 5 Ethnic Minority Autonomous Region in China, Tibet borders the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province to the north, Sichuan and Yunnan to the east, India, Nepal, Sikkim, and Burma to the south, and this border line is about 4,000 kilometers. Lying on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with an average altitude of 4,000 meters, Tibet is the highest region in the world and called as “roof of the world”.
Tibet is an inalienable part of Chinese territory. Since the Yuan Dynasty, the government had jurisdiction over Tibet. The Chinese government had direct control over Tibet since 1965. Nowadays, the economy of Tibet and the living standard of Tibetan are promoted largely with the help of Chinese government.
Tibet Political Map
Tibet, is a large region with a capital city, 6 prefectures and 72 counties, and has about 3.3 million people.The capital city of Tibet is Lhasa (3658m), and 6 prefectures are Shigatse, Ngari, Shannan, Nagqu, Nyingchi and Chamdo. Highest prefecture is Ngari (4500m), lowest prefecture is Nyingchi ( 3000m), and the world’s highest mountain is Mt. Everest (8844.43m) in Shigatse prefecture.
Tibet Travel Map
Tibet is the second largest region in China with a great number of attractions, so the travel map of Tibet is very necessary for tourists to know about where the most popular scenic spots are. And due to the the unique features of Tibetan geography, culture, customs and history, tourists can enjoy different kinds of Buddhism monasteries in different prefectures, explore holy lakes and scared mountains with ancient legends, just Mount Everest, Lake Namtso, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Mount Kailash, etc.
Lhasa Attractions Map
The detailed Lhasa attraction map can help you tour in Tibet much more easier so that you can efficiently find the hospital, hotel, bus station,departments, banks, scenic spots and other locations you need to go along the road in the map. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet with profound history and culture, and stunning attractions. Therefore, you can explore Lhasa with these highlights on the map, like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Deprung Monastery, Barkhaor Street, Norbulingka, etc.
Tibet Topographical Map
The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is the largest and highest plateau in the world, is known as the “roof of the world” and the “third pole of the earth". The Tibetan Plateau is located in the main area of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The terrain is generally inclined from northwest to southwest and the topography is complex and various with steep and meandering mountains and canyons. The landform can be divided into 3 regions, including Himalayas, southern Tibetan valley, northern Tibetan plateau and alpine canyon area of eastern Tibet. Meanwhile, the landform can be divided into six types: extremely high mountains, high mountains, mountains, low mountains, hills and plains, as well as ice margins, karst landform, aeolian landform, and volcanic landform.
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