Saturday, 22 May 2010

22 WEEKS ROUND THE WORLD

No 3  TIBET

Tibet is the highest region on earth. It is sometimes referred to as the roof of the world.

There are over 800 settlements in Tibet. Lhasa is Tibet's traditional capital and the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It contains two world heritage sites – the Potala Palace and Norbulingka, which were the residences of the Dalai Lama.


The Tibetan economy is dominated by agriculture. Due to limited arable land, the primary occupation of the Tibetan Plateau is raising livestock, such as sheep, cattle, goats, camels, yaks, dzo, and horses.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is both the temporal and the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.

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