The Tibetan name of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, is Qomolangma, which means "Holy mother" and represents the mother goddess of the Earth. Besides experienced mountaineers, Mount Everest draws scientists and ordinary tourists.
As the supreme point of the world, the mountain top is covered with snow all the year round, and when the glaring sun comes out, the peak becomes very pure and beautiful. Apart from that, many precious plants and animal live in the national natural reserves built in the area of Mt. Qomolangma. [China.org.cn/Photo by Chen Zhu]