Tibet is considered to be the pristine holy land for visitors. Tibetan land, its people and culture are till date untouched by the influence of modernization even at the dawn of century of material quest. For international visitors, Tibet is an exotic land of treasure and riches, for its peculiar geographic features and unique natural beauties, featured with culture and characteristic of local residential customs.
Tibet, the roof of the world, is located on Tibet Plateau in the southwest frontier of China, with the height of over 4,000 meters. For centuries this mysterious land is locked with panoramic range of Himalayas. Tibet is without doubt one of the most remarkable place to visit in South Asian Region. Further Tibet offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking terrific high-altitude treks, and stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and some of the noblest people in the world.
The best inception to travel Tibet starts from the capital city Lhasa where visitors find world recognized and tranquil Potala Palace. Further, the Tibetan capital Lhasa is also the center of Tibetan Buddhism. Buddhist monasteries, temples, and hermitages extend the beauty of city. Together with these, the visitors’ attractions around Lhasa are rich in Tibetan culture and set in a landscape of austere beauty that inspires pure religious devotion and mental spiritual calmness.
Tibetan Culture reflects impacts of its geographic settings and cultural influences of neighboring countries. First of all, Tibet’s specific geographic and climatic conditions–its altitude, short growing season, and cold weather–have encouraged reliance on pastoral practices. Immersed from pastoral practices, Tibet has developed its unique cultural. Secondly, boarding with neighboring countries India, China and Nepal, it has some cultural similarities with Chinese, Indian and Nepalese cultural traditions. Thirdly, the Himalayan region’s inaccessibility and infrequent tie with other cultures of the world, Tibet has preserved its own distinct cultural practices. Further, Buddhism has strong integral cultural impact upon Tibetan culture.
Another distinct visible site of Tibetan life is seen in its art and architectural creativity. The religious sentiments are deeply reflected in paintings, music and buildings. Thanka, and Scroll paintings and construction of buildings are full of inscription which symbolizes theological aspects of Buddhism. Potala palace is the perfect site of Tibetan architectural reflection. Potala Palace is also recognized as World Heritage Site.
Further, Tibet the pristine holy land is also recognized because of its monastic practices and Buddhism. Unlike the modern concept of education, monastic school of education preaches meaning and values of human and beyond human life through attaining Nirvana. These kinds of school of education are very rare to find around the world that promote spirituality.
Overall, Tibet the pristine land offers the views of highest Himalayan range, environmentally greenery untouched by modernity, footprint of world renowned Dalai Lamas, and majestic of cultural purity. In the world of material madness, in world of Westland robbed with war and destruction, in the world of hopelessness and despair Tibet the symbol of pristinity is the land of hope, spirituality, and mental calmness.
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