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2013-02-24 23:02:09

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering train journeys from Beijing to Lhasa.

Tibet’s Wild Yaks On The Rebound After Near Extinction
2013-01-17 08:57:44

A multinational team of conservationists recently counted nearly 1,000 wild yaks in a remote area of the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. Nearly decimated by overhunting in the twentieth century, and this find may indicate a significant comeback.

Convergent Evolution Linked To Adaptation To High Altitudes
2012-12-08 08:00:16

A shared biological adaptation enables highlanders in both Tibet and Ethiopia to thrive in the low oxygen of high altitudes.

Nazi Buddha Statue Shows Inconsistencies, Most Likely Fake
2012-10-25 09:24:04

A Buddha statuette that has been steeped in mystery since first coming to light late last month, has finally had its truths uncovered.

Space Buddha Statue Carved From Meteorite
2012-09-27 04:50:27

A thousand year old religious icon, a Nazi SS expedition into Tibet, and a meteorite. Sounds like the latest installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, right? You aren't far off.

2012-09-25 23:03:50

Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Tibet travel agency in Lhasa, now offers a 7-day overland tour from Lijiang to Shangrila, with many fascinating cultural stops along the way.

2012-07-22 23:01:44

Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Lhasa travel agency, currently offers cultural tours for travelers interested in discovering Tibetan art, music, religion and history.

2012-07-13 23:03:38

“The permit situation for foreign travelers in Tibet has changed multiple times this season,” Explore Tibet said.


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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