Cardinal József Mindszenty
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Kashgar or Kashi
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Tibet - Lhasa - Potala
Turpan or Tulufan
Turpan - Amin Mosque
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Turpan - Bezeklik Caves
Turpan - Crescent Moon Lake
Turpan - Dunhuang Caves
Turpan - Echoing-Sand Mountain
Turpan - Ediqut Ruins
Turpan - Emin Minaret
Turpan - Flaming Mountains
Turpan - Gaochang Ruins
Turpan - Grape Valley
Turpan - Green Mosque
Turpan - Jesus Sutras
Turpan - Jiaohe Ruins
Turpan - Karez System
Turpan - Maza Village
Turpan - Mogao Caves
Urumchi or Urumuchi
Xian - Hua Qing Pool
Xian - Silk Factory
Xian - Silk Road Monuments
Xian - Terracotta Factory
Xian - Terracotta Army Museum
Yanan Cave Dwellings
China facts & history in brief
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Map of China
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tibet is a Plateau region in Central Asia and
the indigenous home to the Tibetan people.
With an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft),
it is the highest region on Earth and is commonly
referred to as the "Roof of the World."
Tibet is today part of the People's Republic of China
(PRC) (with a small part, depending on
definitions, controlled by India).
As an exclusive mandate, Tibet is also officially claimed
by the Republic of China (Taiwan).
In the Tibetan sovereignty debate, the government of the
People's Republic of China and the Government of Tibet
in Exile disagree over when Tibet became a part of China,
and whether this incorporation into China
is legitimate according to international law.
King Songtsän Gampo united many parts of the
region in the seventh century.
From the early 1600s the Dalai Lamas, commonly known as
spiritual leaders of the region, have been heads of a
centralised Tibetan administration (at least nominally),
and are believed to be the emanations of Avalokitesvara
("Chenrezig" [spyan ras gzigs] in Tibetan),
the bodhisattva of compassion.
Between the 17th century and 1959, the Dalai Lama and
his regents were the predominant political power
administering religious and administrative authority over
large parts of Tibet from the traditional capital Lhasa,
regarded as Tibet's holiest city.
For a more information about
Tibet see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from
see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, November 2007.
All text is available under the terms of the
GNU Free Documentation License
Copyrights for details).
This information was correct in November 2007. E. & O.E.
Tibet was another beautiful country we had
some trouble getting to visit.
Mind you that was before we left Auckland.
While we were in Kathmandu it was easy to arrange to
go and we did not have to wait either.
We were told to stay with our guide and party at all
times, while in Tibet, but we found ample free time
to gallivant around and see what was seeable without
We read and heard a lot about the altitude although
it did effected us slightly, what we read about it
was more scary than the reality.
I was looking forward to visit the Potala, and I was
terrified the day before, because I smoke, my age,
the altitude and the height of the Potala, but mainly
because of the warnings.
You will never guess, the next morning the bus taken
us nearly to the top of it, from behind.
Amazing place, amazing sights.
We really enjoyed ourselves.
An unforgettable experience.
We've have had a terrific time!!