Tibet is sometimes described as the "roof of the world"; the entire region is on a high plateau and there are many large mountains. The area has its own unique culture, and most travellers will find some of the plants, wildlife and domestic animals quite exotic as well.
Popular destinations: Lhasa
, Mount Kailash
Lhasa Prefecture is the prefecture where the capital of Tibet resides.
Xigatse prefecture is in Central Tibet. It has numerous places of interest for tourists, and has good public transportation by Tibetan standards.
Popular destinations: Gyantse
Ngari prefecture is in the far west of Tibet, it's an extremely remote area with nearly no infrastructure of any type.
Nyingchi is a prefecture in southwestern Tibet. Nyingchi is a prefecture in the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River.
Shannan prefecture is in Tibet. Shannan prefecture is located south of Lhasa, covering an area between the Yarlung Tsangpo River and the Bhutan border.
Popular destinations: Samye
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