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Tibet's First King

At the time when Tibetans were ruled by 12 petty cheiftans, there was great discontent and fighting since they had no overall leader and were a country divided.
Lhasa:World's Highest City

Lhasa, the capital of China's Tibet autonomous region, has a history of more than 1,300 years. It is the political, economic, cultural and transport center of the region.
Tibet's Earliest Palace

Yumbu Lakang, reputed to be the first palace in Tibetan history, is also the earliest building in Tibet. Lying 12 kilometers southwest of Tsedang Town of Lhoka prefecture, it is perched atop a small hilltop east of Yarlong River and faces west.
Potala Palace: World's Highest Palace

With its worldwide reputation, the Potala Palace stands on the Red Hill overlooking the Tibetan city of Lhasa. At an elevation of about 3,770 meters and with an area of more than 360,000 square meters, the Potala Palace is the highest palace with the largest scale in the world.
Changzhu Monastery: Tibet's Earliest Hall for Buddhist Worship

Built during Tubo King Songtsen Gampo period in the 7th century, the Changzhu Monastery is Tibet's earliest hall for Buddhist worship, with a history of more than 1,300 years.
Zhaibung Monastery:Tibet's Largest Monastery

The Zhaibung Monastery, which in Tibetan is called Duimi or Gyimi monastery and means "an auspicious land," sits at the southern slope gully of the Gebeiwoze Mountain about 5 kilometers west of downtown Lhasa. It is the largest monastery in Tibet.
Samye Monastery: Tibet's First Monastery

Laying in Dranang, Samye Monastery was the first monastery built in Tibet. It was probably founded in 767 under the patronage of King Trisong Detsen, with the work being directed by Indian masters Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita.
World's Largest Bronze Statue of Maitreya Buddha

Being the residence of Panchen Lama and of the "Four Famous Monasteries" of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, the Tashilhungpo (meaning auspicious Sumeru) Monastery is located on the southern slope of the Nyima Mountain to the west of Xigaze city.
Rongbuk Monastery

The Rongbuk Monastery, located on Mt. Everest, is the highest monastery in the world At an elevation of about 5,200 meters, it is almost the same height as the base camp of Mt. Everest.

Qomolangma, meaning "the third Goddess of mountain" in Tibetan, is the highest mountain on earth with an altitude of 8,844.43 meters.
Yarlung Zangbo River: World's Highest River

The Yarlung Zangbo River, originating from a glacier on the north Himalayas, is the highest river on the earth with an average altitude of more than 3,000 meters.
Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: World's Roof

Situated in southwest China, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is the largest plateau in China, covering 2.5 million square kilometers, or nearly a quarter of the national total land area.
Namtso Lake: World's Highest Saltwater Lake

The Namtso Lake is held as "the heavenly lake" or "the holy lake" in northern Tibet. Lying at the foot of Nyainqentanglha Mountain, it covers an area of 1,940 square kilometers at an elevation of 4,718 meters.
Yak: Mammal Living in World's Highest Place

The Yak is native to highland pasture areas, and lives in world's highest place. Reputed as the "Boat of the Plateau," it can clamber nimbly over rough terrain at an elevation of as high as 6,100 meters.
Xinjiang-Tibet Highway

Xinjiang -Tibet Highway, the No 219 National Trunk Highway, starts from Yecheng county of Xinjiang and ends at Lhaze county of Shigatse Prefecture in Tibet.
Banner-Shaped Cloud Above Everest

Ten of the 14 mountains with an altitude over 8,000 meters are located in the Himalayan Mountains in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region.
Red Snow

Many a Chinese mountaineer and expert have found some red spots sprinkled over the boundless ice and snowy land 5,000 meters above sea level in the Himalayan Mountains.
Sudden Collapse of Guge Kingdom

A mound of yellow earth lies about 300 meters in height within the territory of Zhada county in Ngari Prefecture, on the southern bank of the River Langchen Khabab (or Elephant Spring River, which resembles an elephant drawing up water through its trunk).
Ruins of Xiangxiong Kingdom

The legendary Xiangxiong Kingdom was the earliest civilization center on the Tibetan plateau. Xiangxiong means "land of the roc (a mythical huge bird)" in Tibetan.
Rutog rock paintings

Rock art is also a kind of stone carving culture. During the early development of human society, people described and recorded their way of production and life through a simple and natural form -- stone inscription.
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