Tibet - Roof of the World

( 全景中国 — 西藏:地球第三极 )


It is easy to have a quick look at China's past and present, but it takes time to gain a panoramic knowledge of China. The "Panoramic China" series is meant to assist readers, especially those overseas, in this respect. Each volume in the series focuses on a province, municipality or autonomous region, describing, with illustrations, the outstanding characteristics of each area from different perspectives. Through this series, the reader will acquire knowledge of the real andvivid daily life of the local people, the colorful society and the developingeconomy, assisted by relevant information.

Contents
Highland Platean in the West
Land of Snow Mountains
Auspicious katags
Yak Skull on the Mani Pile
Flowers of Civilization on the Musk Road
How Monkeys Became Men
Life Full of Deities
Heroic Epic
Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wencheng
Dreams on an Ancient Road
Lhasa-the Capital City of Tibet
The Holy City
Heavenly Palace
Road of Pilgrimage
The Three Great Monasteries
The Tibet Museum
Spring Breeze over the Lhasa River
Lingkas in Summer
Festival Activities
The Bathing Festival
AVisit to Tsang
Tashilhunpo Monastery--Seat of Panchen Lamas
Sakya Monastery--Housing the Largest Collection of Scriptures
Pelkor Chode--One Hundred Thousand Pagodas
The Bloody History of Mount Zongshan
The Mysterious Veil of "the Third Goddess"
The Khari La Glacier
Wonders of the Yarlung Valley
Yarlung Culture
The Yumbulagang---Tibet's First Palace
Trandruk--One of Tibet's ]Earliest Temples
Samye Monastery--the First Buddhist Monastery Built in Tibet
Tombs of the Ancient Kings
Idyllic Nyingchimthe "Jiangnan"of Tibet
In Search of Shangri-La
Crossing the Mon La Pass
Bayi--New City in the Forest
The World's Biggest Canyon
Namjagbarwa--the Highest Peak in Eastern Tibet
Metog--Land of Lotus Flowers
Chamdo---Gateway to Eastern Tibet
Story of a Small City
The Khampas
Undisturbed Wilderness
Karub Archaeological Site
Kelsang Flowers on the Grasslands
Northern Tibet--the "Plateau on the Plateau"
The Bare Expanses of Changtang
Horsemanship on the Vast Grasslands
Holy Mountain and Sacred Lake
The Ruins of Ancient Guge
Giant Dragon Overleaping the Danggula
Appendix

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ISBN: 7119043390
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Published: 2006


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