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Nestled among the mighty Himalayas, to the north of India, lays the mystical land of Tibet. It is the highest habitable place on the face of this earth lying at an average elevation of 5000 m above the level of the sea. A place where you can touch the sky, if anybody is asked what…
Elevated 3,650 meters and lying in the center of the Tibetan Plateau, Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world, with its surrounding mountains rising to 5,500 meters.
Every historic structure has a tale to tell, especially when they are world-renowned. We are all aware of the following list of attractions, but perhaps unaware of the story behind them. Just to experience them is one thing, but to find out how they came to be is another. This is not meant to be …
This is how to travel Tibet and experience its ancient culture. Everything you need to know about how to enter, getting around and the reality of visiting.
Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, opened its online ticket reservation service on Sunday to help manage the number of visits during peak tourism season, the palace’s management office said.
Jokhang Temple, the most revered monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, held a Tibetan calligraphy exhibition from Monday to Tuesday, the first of its kind ever in history.
It’s been 60 years since the Tibetan uprising in Lhasa prompted the Dalai Lama to flee his palace.
Tibet is much more than we know of it. Carrying on its shoulder a rather fancy and formidable sobriquet, Tibet has become a favourite tourist across the globe—and there are enough reasons to support its massive popularity. Having emerged in the 7th century, the Tibetan Plateau region (which is historically called Tibet) is home to […]
Editor’s note: This is part two of a three-part series by Medford’s Laura Duggan, chronicling her recent trip to China and Tibet.Next on our schedule was Tibet. Our guide had the special permit required to enter that “autonomous region” of China. Nestled in the Himalayas, it’s known as “The Roof of the World.” The capital of Lhasa is situated 12,000 feet above sea level, making it necessary to move slowly when you arrive. Steve and I had opted to
‘Lhasa is more than the Unesco World Heritage Sites it boasts of. It is more than a gateway to the mighty Himalayas.’ ‘It is about the warmth of its people: Unsaid, unspoken, but felt everywhere,’ discovers Shruti Bajpai. | Train to Lhasa
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The renovation project involving part of the Golden Roof of the Potala Palace is almost completed and awaiting inspection by the National Cultural Heritage Administration.
Potala Palace is one of the most well-known spiritual sanctums in the world.
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With a vast territory and a long history, China offers so much to see and explore. China Highlights has listed for you the top 10 attractions or must-visit attractions in China.
1. The Great Wall of China in Beijing — Ten-Thousand-Li-Long Wall
In the eyes of most travelers, you haven’t been to China if you haven’t climbed the Great Wall.
One of the iconic symbols of China, the Great Wall is the longest wall in the world, an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains takes in some great scenery. It deserves its place among “the New Seven Wonders of the World” and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China.
The wall spans from China’s western frontier to the east coast, totaling around 5,000 km (3,100 miles), but the most integrated and best preserved sections are close to Beijing. So this is what people usually mean when mentioning the Great Wall of China.
2. The Terracotta Army in Xi’an — Emperor Qin’s Buried Battalions
The Terracotta Army has laid underground for more than 2,000 years.
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- There is still no clarity over the extent of the damage caused by a major fire at the sacred Jokhang Temple in Lhasa on the second day of Tibetan New Year, February 17, largely due to China’s imposition of restrictions on the flow of information. There are now new fears that the authorities are engaged in inappropriate repair work to the historic structure – a UNESCO World Heritage site – in order to cover up the damage, which is likely to be extensive, based on assessment by experts of post-fire video footage and stills.
- An apparent delay of half an hour in fighting the fire has not been explained, given that China told the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in December that the Jokhang Temple has its own fire brigade, based 24 hours at the building, “for the safety and protection of cultural relics.”
- Concerns are compounded by the lack of access for architecture or heritage experts, given China’s tight grip over the region.