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2012-07-06 23:03:34

Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Lhasa-based travel agency, now offers an 8-day train tour from the Chinese capital of Beijing to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

2012-06-02 23:00:50

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based travel agency, announces special tours for the annual Saga Dawa holy festival.

2012-05-27 23:01:41

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based travel agency, announced a day trip to the nomadic northern plateau, with a stop at holy Namtso Lake (4,700 meters in altitude). (PRWEB)

2012-05-25 23:01:53

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based travel agency, announced a day trip to holy Yamdrok Lake. “Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet,” Explore Tibet said.

2012-05-13 23:02:07

Explore Tibet offers a half-day hike with guide to the Drak Yerpa Hermitage.

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

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


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
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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