Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Tibet and China as well as Buddhist Prayer Flags

Magnet geography / Tibet  by trudeau
Magnet geography / Tibet , a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Tibet is a plateau region of China in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas, says Wikipedia.

Tibet is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 16,000 ft.

The region declared its independence from China in 1913. The region maintained its autonomy until 1951 when, following a military conflict, Tibet was incorporated into the People's Republic of China.

There are tensions regarding Tibet's political status[2] and dissident groups are active in exile.[3]

The economy of Tibet is dominated by subsistence agriculture, though tourism has become a growing industry in Tibet in recent decades. The dominant religion in Tibet is Tibetan Buddhism.

Tibetan Buddhism is a primary influence on the art, music, and festivals of the region.

Tibet has some of the world's tallest mountains, with several of them making the top ten list. Mount Everest, at 29,029 ft, is the highest mountain on earth, located on the border with Nepal.

Several major rivers have their source in the Tibetan Plateau. These include Yangtze, Yellow River, Indus River, Mekong and Ganges.

Tibet has been called the "Water Tower" of Asia, and China is investing heavily in water projects in Tibet.