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2012-05-06 23:01:15

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based travel agency committed to sustainable practice and Responsible Tourism, announces a new 9-day spiritual tour of Tibet featuring a trip to the Yarlung valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization. According to Explore Tibet, “The Yarlung Valley and the ancient burial mounds are important to all Tibetan people, and travelers should know the historical and religious significance of the sites here. The high dramatic cliffs and fertile farmlands below give...

2012-04-16 23:01:37

Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibet travel agency based in Lhasa, introduces the Samye Monastery and the Zamling Chisang festival to travelers and says: ”This festival honors Guru Rinpoche and the founding of Tibet´s first Buddhist monastery. Visitors should know something of the historic and cultural importance of this holy site.” (PRWEB) April 16, 2012 Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibet travel agency based in Lhasa, introduces the Samye Monastery and the...

2012-04-15 23:01:43

Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibet travel agency based in Lhasa, introduces the Tashilhunpo Thangka Display to travelers and says: ”The three-day Thangka exhibition at the Tashilhunpo monastery is a symbol of the city of Shigatse and an important display of Tibetan Buddhist art and culture.” (PRWEB) April 15, 2012 Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibet travel agency based in Lhasa, introduces the Tashilhunpo Thangka Display to travelers and says: ”The three-day...

2012-04-07 23:03:21

Explore Tibet launched its website tibetexploretour.com recently and offers affordable Tibet tours in 2012. (PRWEB) April 07, 2012 Explore Tibet launched its website tibetexploretour.com recently and offers new affordable Tibet tours in 2012. Tibet is a mysterious place for most people due to its unique culture and tradition. Tibet has a history of more than three thousands of years. Moreover, most Tibetan people are friendly and hospitable. However, it is not convenient for foreigners to...

2012-04-07 23:03:21

Explore Tibet Team releases a new tour package to attract more travelers to visit Tibet. (PRWEB) April 07, 2012 Explore Tibet Team releases a new Tibet tour package to attract more travelers to visit Tibet. Tibet Tourism Industry is growing rapidly due to the increasing visitors across the world. The latest released statistics from the Tibet (TAR) statistics Department and China National Statistics showed that Tibet had received 8,697,600 tourists in the year 2011, with 8,426,800 domestic...

Image 1 - When Continents Collide
2012-03-01 09:00:58

A new twist to a 50 million-year-old tale Fifty million years ago, India slammed into Eurasia, a collision that gave rise to the tallest landforms on the planet, the Himalaya Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau. India and Eurasia continue to converge today, though at an ever-slowing pace. University of Michigan geomorphologist and geophysicist Marin Clark wanted to know when this motion will end and why. She conducted a study that led to surprising findings that could add a new wrinkle to...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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