Tibet, the Autonomous Region of China, lies in the south west region in China. The current borders of the Tibet established in the 18th century, which is spread in the area of 1228400 km2 but mostly terrains are irrelevant for the human settlement so, it is the least populated terrains with 2.59/km2 population density.
The Tibet is located on the Tibetan Plateau, which is the highest region on our earth. The altitude of the northern part of Tibet is an average of 4,572m and Mt. Everest lies on the boarder of Tibet and Nepal. On the north, northeast and east lies respectively Xinjiang, Qinghai and Sichuan, on the west Aksai Chin. In the southeast, there is Yunnan, on the south Arunachal Pradesh, from India and also to the south it is bordered to the Myanmar, Bhutan and Nepal.
The Brahmaputra, Indus and Salween are the main rivers originated from Tibet, the Nyang, the Yangtze, the Mekong and the yellow river are tributaries to them and they regulate the watershed in the Tibet. They form the different beautiful fertile valleys, irrigate the huge planes and provide the drinking water to the people, also different lakes, likewise; the Pangong Tso, Rakshastal, Yamdrok lake and Manasarovarlake, Dagze, Namtso, Pagsum Co make the Tibet livelihood.
The population, slightly more than three million and Tibetan Buddhism and Bon are main religion, but there exists a Muslim community too.
The main religion of the region, is the Himalayan Buddhism and extended in the 8th century. Before it, shamanic, animistic and bon religion were dominated the society.
Traditional agriculture and animal husbandry continue to lead the area's economy but now tertiary contributed more than half of its GDP growth. Rich reserves of natural resources and raw materials have yet to lead to the creation of a strong economy sector.
The foreign tourists were since 1980 permitted to visit the Tibet and the Potala Palace is the main attraction to them in Lhasa, but there are lots of other popular destinations to them other than Potala, likewise the Jokhang temple, Namtso Lake, Tsahilhunpo monastery etc. Bbut as foreigner other than Chinese and Taiwanese passport, visiting into the Tibet is still difficult. The one and only way to enter to the Tibet, is Tibet entry permit and issued for the group entry only which are provided by travel agencies to arrange the group tour. Those who want to travel into Tibet, they must travel with license holder and well trained tour guide into specify locations which are mentioned before travel and not allow to travel anywhere which is not specified in the application. Before entering on a train, plane, or the road leading into Tibet, anyone without a Chinese passport must present the Tibet Entry Permit, or they will otherwise be denied entry.