Thanh Tibetan is one of the highest plateau in the world, the average altitude compared to sea level is over 4000m. Consequently, Thanh Tibetan has long been the name of the “Roof of the World”. The Tibetan Plateau is the formation of many high mountains, so it is also known by Chinese people with the name “great-business of the mountain”. The Tibetan Plateau contains the Kunlun mountains, Hengduan District, Tanggula (Ancient Greek Road), Gangdise, Himalaya, the average altitude compared to the sea level of the range between 5000 and 6000m. A different feature of the terrain is a lot of lakes. The water in these lakes is always in an abundant state because snow ice on the surrounding mountains is constantly melting out. It has a very famous lake, the south-sto Salt Lake (Qinghai Lake). There is also the highest freshwater lake in the world – Lake Yamdrok (Coral Lake).
From ancient, the Tibetan Plateau has been the residence of Tibetan nationalism. Due to the terrain surrounding the mountainous nature, the Tibetan plateau is separated from the outside world, forming the characteristic living identity of the inhabitants.
The symbol for Tibetan ethnic culture is the magnificent Potala Palace, dubbed “The Pearl on the roof of the world”. It was formerly a political, religious center. The Potala Palace was built in the early VII century, during the Songtsen Gampo King on a mountain in the north-western outskirts of the capital of Lhasa, which is about 2km from the Tibetan Autonomous Region. In the Buddhist conception of the people here , this peak is regarded as the Prussian mountain where the Bodhisattva is located. In the Tibetan language, Potala means universal momentum. If the occasion comes here you will feel the magnificent of Potala. View from afar, the Palace of Potala, majesty. Wall of the tower is a mix of white and red color, the top of the tower is fitted with a bright jewel bearing bold art of old architecture. Characteristic interiors inside the Potala Palace are unique frescoes. The set of frescoes forms a monumental art corridor. The Potala Palace also preserves the bulk of precious artifacts and Buddhist artworks. In the architectural system of Potala there is a tall tower 14.85 m containing the remains of the fifth life, the highest tower here. In particular, all the towers are golden and fitted with jewels. In order to build this tower, the 11 gold volumes were spent. In addition, small towers around the area are also very large in value by the decoration of gold and the treasure. The Potala Palace is known worldwide by harmonious compositions that hold wooden works, metal combined with painting, sculpture. The palace is the product of the workmen, the adept, which is dominated by the Han craftsmen, which also has the participation of the original people of the butt, consummation. This is also the great achievement of the Tibetan folk art. For the city of Potala, the Potala Palace is the heart of the mind, symbolizes the creativity of Tibetans, is the incredibly valuable asset of Tibetan architectural art , also the cultural heritage of humanity on the unique snow-freezing plateau.