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.

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is the capital of the Tibet autonomous region in . Photo: Search255, CC BY 3.0.

prefecture is in Central Tibet. It has numerous places of interest for tourists, and has good public transportation by Tibetan standards. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, also transliterated from Tibetan as Lhoka, is a prefecture-level city in the southeastern Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, also known as Linzhi, is a prefecture-level city in southeast of China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


Chamdo is a prefecture-level city in the eastern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Photo: christiali, CC BY 3.0.

prefecture also spelled Nakchu is in northern Tibet. Photo: guan, CC BY 3.0.

prefecture is in the far west of Tibet, it's an extremely remote area with nearly no infrastructure of any type. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


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