Higher culture to be found in Tibet

4th Jun 2013

Tibet is a land of mystery and wonder for any traveller, with monasteries, cultural sites and of course, Mount Everest.

Travellers to the region can see countless pilgrims, part of the four major sects of Tibetan Buddhism, chanting mantras or spinning prayer wheels.

Also on offer are high-altitude natural wonders such as Lake Yamdrok and Mount Kailash. With Tibet being the highest altitude region on Earth, with an average altitude of 15,600ft, travellers will have to drink a lot of water to avoid altitude sickness.

Local foods on offer are the staple, Tibetan barley, which can be used to make momos and Tibetan noodles, known as thukpa.

Tourism is becoming more and more of a key part of the Tibetan economy, on top of the main source of livelihood, agriculture; souvenir shops and restaurants are all key parts of the equation now for the local economy.

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