Tibet, locked in his strength over the Himalayas, is known as Shangri-La, Land of Snows or the Roof of the World. Tibet is mysterious like few places in the world, despite China's occupation of 1.950. Since then life for Tibetans has not been easy, not only by weather but by the deliberate cultural repression that has been submitted, which is the worst calamity that has ever endured. Tibet has always exercised an extraordinary fascination in the Western world's imagination, is like a siren song that calls us in any way to know this magical place, despite losing part of their identity.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China's administrative division)
Communist Republic (China)
1.221.600 km² km²
Mainly occupied by Tibetans and Tibetan groups varieties marked by the regions as Khampa, LHOP or Monpas. There is also a Muslim Hui minority. But today with the arrival of the Chinese can see all kinds of ethnic groups which dominates the Han Chinese.
The official language is Mandarin, although of course many people speak Tibetan dialects.
Although China's occupation, Buddhism is the mostly processed religion, but with the arrival of Chinese immigrants this is changing. There is a small minority of Muslims.
Sumtse Ling Lamasery
Lhasa Summer Palace - Dalai Lama