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2014-10-20 08:28:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new program will support efforts to improve sustainable livelihoods of up to 18,000 ethnic Tibetans in China's Sichuan province, Creative Associates International announced today. (www.CreativeAssociatesInternational.com) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131009/PH95053LOGO Focusing on communities in and around the provincial capital of Chengdu, the U.S.-supported program will sharpen the entrepreneurial skills of ethnic Tibetans...

2014-10-12 23:01:53

The widely celebrated Lhasa-Shigatse railway was officially open to the public on August 15, 2014. Travelers would have an easy commute between these two places. Shigatse, Tibet (PRWEB) October 12, 2014 After four years of unremitting efforts, Lhasa-Shigatse Railway, built at an extreme altitude, was officially open to passengers on August 15, 2014. “During its construction, the man-made wonder had been through many tough times. The newly-built Lhasa-Shigatse railway extended the former...

2014-10-06 08:32:21

Living History Experience is the first of three part initiative designed to advance innovation for good and education for peace REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dalai Lama Foundation, a global, non-profit organization focused on peace and ethics education, today kicks off development of The Living History of the Dalai Lama, the first of three phases that will comprise the new Dalai Lama Foundation Global Center For Peace. Scheduled to launch in mid-2015, Living...

2014-10-04 23:01:47

The First Sichuan International Travel Expo was held on 27, Sep, 2014 in Emei, Sichuan Province. Tibet Vista took part in it and promoted Tibet Travel and Tours. Chengdu, Sichuan (PRWEB) October 04, 2014 The First Sichuan International Travel Expo kicked off on 27, Sep, 2014 in Emei, Sichuan Province. The travel expo, which drew worldwide attention, aimed at building a platform of exchange and development for domestic and international travel industry. “During the 4 day exposition, more...

2014-09-29 23:11:22

It is of great importance to have a thorough preparation before travelling at Everest Base Camp. Tibet Vista, one of the the leading Tibet operators in Tibet, offers some handy tips to help foreign tourists who are about to travel at EBC in October. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Mt. Everest (also known as Mt. Qomolangma), the world's highest mountain measuring 8844.43 meters height, is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, a border area shared between Nepal and...

2014-09-28 23:02:31

Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world because it offers the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s highest peak—Mt. Everest. In order to help trekkers to get better prepared, Tibet Vista, the biggest Tibet tour publishes the most useful tips for trekking at Everest region. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 At an elevation of 8,848.13 meters, Mt.Everest, is the main peak of the Himalayas. This world’s No. 1 peak...

2014-09-15 16:27:09

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the holy sites of ancient Buddhism, the names and imagery of the respected Drukpa (or Dragon) Sect have fallen victim to religious oppression, defilement and violations of basic liberties in the Mount Kailash region of Tibet. The sacred Mount Kailash is located in the western part of Tibet called Ngari, known as "the roof of the world." In a report on Heritage Preservation the Live to Love International Foundation (dated September...

2014-09-09 23:00:40

Mt. Everest, the hottest attraction in Tibet, is seeing the peak tourism season. In order to help travelers get better prepared, Tibet Vista, the top Tibet travel operator, released practical travel guide to travelling in Tibetan side of Himalaya. lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 At an elevation of 8,844.43 meters, Mt. Everest is the main peak of the Himalayas. The world’s number one peak rises high on the border of China and Nepal. Its northern slope lies in the Tingri County of...

2014-09-07 23:02:12

Tibet Vista Tour (http://www.tibettravel.org) offers a new solution to help individual tourists to reduce their the travel cost. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) September 07, 2014 As it is expensive for most travelers to have a private tour in Tibet, travelers are advised to join a tour group to cut down the cost. Since Tibet Vista Tour has rich clients resources, it is now offering a free service to help single tourists to find travel mates to reduce the cost. “It is known to all that foreigners...

2014-08-31 23:03:57

Many people want to travel to Tibet by train because Qinghai-Tibet Railway is called “the most beautiful railway in China”, but it’s always hard to get the tickets. Tibet Vista (http://www.tibettravel.org) offers very useful ticket booking advice for travelers. lhasa,tibet (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Tibet Railway, the highest railway on the planet, is the most scenic and popular tourist route in China. Many people want to travel to Tibet by train, but it’s always hard to get the...


Latest Tibet Reference Libraries

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern Sichuan province into the late 1950s. The route traveled for this trade activity was a route between Lhasa...

Tibetan Antelope, Pantholops hodgsonii
2012-10-04 16:07:51

The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...

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2008-05-27 16:58:34

The Lhasa Apso is a hunting breed from Tibet originally bred to guard monasteries. The breed often barked a warning to its master until the master came to check on the intruder. The breed generally stands 10 to 11 inches tall and weighs 12 to 14 pounds. The breed should have muscular legs and a tail which is carried in a tight screw over the back. The Lhasa Apso has medium sized dark brown eyes and a black nose. Its coat is double layered. The coat can be nearly any color and is generally...

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2007-08-23 03:17:19

The Onager (Equus hemionus), is a large mammal belonging to the horse family. It is native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel, and Tibet. It is sometimes referred to as the half ass or Asian Wild Ass. There are six subspecies recognized, of which one is extinct and two endangered. Their range has contracted greatly under pressures of hunting and habitat loss. Onagers are a little larger than donkeys at about 640 pounds and 6.8 feet lengthwise. They are short-legged...

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2007-01-01 15:43:55

The Tibetan Macaque (Macaca thibetana), also known as Milne-Edwards' Macaque, is found in China, Tibet and Vietnam. This species lives in subtropical forests (mixed deciduous to evergreen) at altitude that range from 2,625 to 6,562 feet (800 to 2000 m). The Tibetan Macaque has a long dense brown fur with whiskers but a hairless face. The infants have silver and black fur that changes to its adult color at the age of two. Its diet consists mostly of fruit. It will also consume seeds, leaves,...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.