Travel list for 2023 | After reading Song of Plateau, I want to go to Tibet again!
I watched all five episodes of documentary "Into Tibet Song of Plateau" in one sitting. tells story of a new life from different angles. In Tibetan era, people of all ethnic groups, especially young people, draw wisdom from traditions, seize opportunities of times, and tirelessly seek and struggle to realize their dreams in life.
Besides feeling and moving, I want to visit Tibet again!
The Tibet Autonomous Region, called "Tibet", with Lhasa as its capital, is located in west of my country and southwest of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, at an average altitude of more than 4,000 meters above sea level, and is known as "roof of world."
Tibet is one of five autonomous regions of China that is inhabited by ethnic minorities. It borders Xinjiang to north, Sichuan to east, Qinghai to northeast, and Yunnan to southeast. It borders Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Nepal and Kashmir. and other countries and regions. An important gateway to southwestern border of our country.
It was called "Tubo" in Tang and Song dynasties, "Wuxi Tibet" in Yuan and Ming dynasties, "Tangut" and "Tibet" in Qing dynasty, and "Tibet" since Kangxi of Qing period. Dynasty. .
Tibet is known for its majestic, magical and magnificent natural scenery, as well as its sacred and mysterious religious culture.
The landscape here is spectacular and rich in resources. The vast northern Tibetan Plateau is vast and wild, dotted with thousands of lakes, and interplay of rivers and mountains brings fertile fields, dense forests, and civilization.
For people who love to travel, what is Tibet?
It is a place of pilgrimage for countless people, a "paradise" symbolizing secret realm, and paradise of "Buddhist land".
Today let's sum up 10 must-see sights in Tibet~
1. Potala Palace
The Potala Palace, located in urban area of Lhasa, is a castle-like building complex. It is said that Zanpu Songtsen Gampo of Tubo Dynasty built it to marry Princess Chizun and Princess Wencheng; It was built as a royal palace after Zanganbu moved capital to Lhasa.
The Potala Palace is one of key national sites for protection of cultural relics and world cultural heritage.
The main building consists of White House and Red Palace, whole palace is in Tibetan style, over 200 meters high and has 13 floors on outside, but only 9 floors in reality. Since it was built on side of a mountain, a large area of stone walls rises like a cliff, making building seem majestic, united with the hills.
2. Jokhang Temple
First there was Jokhang, and then city of Lhasa.
The Jokhang Temple, also known as "Zulakang" and "Juekang", means "Buddhist Temple" in Tibetan. It is located in center of old city of Lhasa. This is a Tibetan Buddhist temple built for King Songtsen Gampo. The reputation of "Holy Land" is associated with this Buddhist temple.
The Jokhang Temple has over 1300 years of history. He holds highest position in Tibetan Buddhism. It combines architectural styles of Tibet, Tang, Nepal and India. It is an example of thousands of classes of Tibetan religious architecture. , This is most magnificent building of Tubo period, as well as earliest civil structure in Tibet.
There is a 12-year-old statue of Shakyamuni in temple. Incense is kept in front of the temple all day long. Thousands of oil lamps are always burning, leaving traces of years and pilgrims.
Namtso, located in central Tibet, is second largest lake in Tibet and third largest salt lake in China. At an altitude of 4718 meters, it is highest large lake in world.
"Namtso" is Tibetan language and Mongolian name is "Tengri Sea", both of which mean "heavenly lake".
Namtso is one of "Three Sacred Lakes" in Tibet, first sacred lake of Yongzhongben religion of ancient Buddha Zhang Zhung and one of famous Buddhist holy places.
To south of Namtso is Mount Nyainkentangla, covered in snow all year round, and to north it is nestled among gently sloping hills of a plateau with vast grasslands surrounding lake. Sacred mountains with snow-capped peaks and clear lake water are hidden secrets of sky in hearts of Tibetans, as well as an ideal place for beauty of Tibet.
4. Yamdrok Yongkuo
Yamdrok Yongkuo, which means "jasper lake" in Tibetan, is located near Yanghu Lake Scenic Spot on Provincial Road 307, Gongga County, Shannan City, Tibet.
Yamdrok Yongkuo is largest endorheic inland lake in south of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with a height of 4441 meters.
According to observations and calculations of local forestry department, bird island and number of birds in Yamdrok Yongkuo Lake are rare in country.
In addition to birds, basin of Yamdrok Yongkuo Lake is extremely rich in wildlife. Mammals include snow leopards, argali, goats, otters, wild donkeys, mountain sheep, gazelles and deer. Animals under the protection of II class.
In minds of Tibetans, Yanghu Lake is regarded as "turquoise earrings scattered by goddess" because no matter where you look at it, you can't see whole picture. Under different sunlight, it can always show different layers. Blue like a dream~
5. Namjagbarwa Peak
Namjagbarwa Peak is highest mountain in Nyingchi, with a height of 7782 m. It belongs to Himalayas and is located at easternmost tip of Himalayas.
This is holy land of ancient Buddhist "religion Yongzhongben" in Tibet, known as "father of all mountains in Tibet".
Namjagbarwa Peak is also known as "Mount Muzhoobal". Its huge triangular peak is covered with snow all year round and surrounded by clouds and fogs. peak".
Namjagbarwa has several interpretations in Tibetan, one is "thunder and lightning blazing like fire", another is "a spear that pierces sky", and a third is "a stone falling from Tien Shan mountain".
At 2005 China National Geographic Beauty Contest, Nanga Bawa won first place in "Most Beautiful Mountain" category!
6. Qiangtang Pasture
Qiangtang, one of China's five largest grasslands, nestled between Kunlun, Tangula and Gandise mountains, is not only a paradise for wildlife and plants, but also a fertile cultivated soil with rich sedimentary layers.
Qiangtang Grassland is over 4500 meters above sea level and is largest natural grassland in Tibet! There are various landforms such as Gobi, grasslands, lakes, mountains and rivers, as well as beautiful and charming landscapes.
7. Gang Rinpoche
Gang Rinpoche, located in Ngari region of western Tibet, is main peak of Gandiz Mountains with a height of 6714 m. It is highest peak in western part of Gandiz Mountains. , Tibetan Buddhism, Bon religion, original religion of Tibet, and ancient Jainism are identified as "the center of world" and are also known as "king of hill."
The snow-covered peaks are majestic, holy and majestic, and Kailash Rinpoche is above majestic peaks, which is very visually and spiritually shocking. The majestic pyramid-like figure appears to be a stairway connecting heaven and earth and is most spiritual place in world.
Mapang Yongkuo, located south of Gan Rinpoche Peak, is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. It is second largest natural freshwater lake in China and most transparent freshwater lake. The lake, which has reputation of "the mother of river of world."
"Mapang Yumkuo" means "invincible jasper lake", and "Mapang" in Tibetan means invincible and invincible.
By going around lake along Manasarovar, you can enjoy most beautiful and shocking scene on road: sacred mountains and sacred lakes accompany each other and echo each other.
When it comes to Tibet, you can't ignore Shigatse, and when it comes to Shigatse, you can't ignore Everest.
Shigatse is home to highest peak in world, Mount Everest.
Besides Mount Everest, Shigatse also has Tashilhunpo Monastery with centuries of history, Baiju Monastery and Sakya Monastery, which are also very famous and have a rich Buddhist heritage.
The six famous valleys at southern foothills of Hima in Shigatse are known as Tibet's little south of Yangtze River: Yadong Valley, Chentang Valley, Garma Valley, Rongjia Valley, Zhangmu Valley, and Jilong Valley.
10. Lake Ranwu
Ranwu Lake, called Ranwukuo in Tibetan, is located in Basu County, Kamdo City, about 90 kilometers from Baima City, Ranwu District.
The cause is a barrier lake formed when a landslide or landslide blocks a riverbed.
Many barrier lakes have formed in southeast of Tibet, where geological movements take place. Ranwu Lake is well known to many travelers on Sichuan-Tibet Highway as it is close to Sichuan-Tibet Highway.
Lake Ranwu is largest lake in eastern Tibet, known for its calmness and blueness.