Tibet: an apple of tourist eye

4th Nov, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU:Among all the five states of China, Tibet also is one.  In the southern part of Tibet, lie Nepal, India, Bhutan and Myanmar. Tibet has an area of 1,200,000 square kilometer. Tibet is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 4,000 to 8,000 meters. The total population of Tibet is more than 3,300,000 and is only the state of China having lowest number of population. The only way of finance management in Tibet is agriculture, livestock farming and tourism. The famous tourism places in Tibet are Lasha, Potala Durbar and Jokhang Temple.


Lasha is capital city of Tibet and lies at 3 thousand 4 hundred and 90 meter from sea level. It is an influential tourism place for domestic as well as for foreign tourists. In Lasha, tourists can see the achievements of modern development. It is also a ponderous gate to intrude the Southern Asia of China.


Potala Durbar is one of the endearment places of Tibet. In the middle of Lasha, lies a big hill made up of red stones where Potala Durbar is positioned. Tourists can visit Potala anytime after 9 AM. The durbar has the statues of Gautam Buddha and the statues of 5th to 9th Dalai Lama. The durbar is positioned in world's highest vicinity. The durbar covers 41 hector of area and is 13 storeys. It is made up of thick bricks and its wall is 5 meter width. In 1994 A.D., UNESCO added it to World's Heritage Site as Historical Heritage.


Jokhang Temple is the paramount and pure temple of Tibet. This temple is positioned in centre of Lasha and covers 55,000 square meters. This temple is also called as Juglakang. It is believed that late King Sangrachan of Tibet built the temple to marry Wanchang Kumari. To reach the temple one has to go through Barkhor Road where sellers from Nepal and India, sells handicrafts products. It is believed that the journey of Lasha is incomplete if not travelled through Barkhor Road. There are many visiting places in Tibet but Tibet is mostly popular for Gumbas and Temples.