15 Breathtaking Photos of Tibet taken by border guardsmen

Tibet’s Ngari (Ali) Prefecture is known as the “roof of the world”. Covering a vast 345-thousand square kilometers of land in Western China, it also has the world’s smallest population density.

Ngari is also the source of many famous rivers including Brahmaputra River, Indus River and Ganges River.

During winter and spring, gales and strong temperature drop may frequently occur. Its annual average temperature remains around 19C (66.2F).

Ngari is famous for bearing the two symbols of Buddhism and other religions-Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. The serenity of the place makes it a great place of religious and cultural benevolence.

The Zhongshan Fort Ruin is located on Zhongshan Mountain in Jiangzi County in Tibet. It used to be an ancient castle where the Tibetans bravely fought the British army’s invasion a century ago.

Kang Rinpoche, 6,656 meters above sea level, is a world-recognized sacred mountain, known as the king of the all sacred mountains. The majestic mountain is as grand as a large pyramid.

Lake Rakshastal literally means “lake of the demon” in Sanskrit. Its salty water, in stark contrast to the fresh water of Lake Manasarovar, results in there being no aquatic plants or fish, and is considered poisonous by locals.

In Tibet of China, the extremely clear sky looks amazing when it is lit up by stars!

Ngari was once considered to be the heart of the kingdom of Guge. After Amdo and Kham, Ngari forms a traditional ground of Tibet.

The natural wonder named “earth forest” has come into being because of geological changes in millions of years; it is located at the Zhada County, western Tibet.

Gurla Mandhata, or Memo Nani is the 34th highest peak in the world. It is also notable for being well within the Tibetan Plateau.

The Xiangquan River Basin is the birthplace of the most important ancient civilization in western Tibet, namely the famous Xiangxiong Kingdom and the Kingdom of Guge.

Built in 997 AD, the Tholing Monastery exhibits a mixed architectural styles of India, Nepal and Chinese Tibet. It is a valuable sample for studying local architecture, sculpture and painting arts.

Walking on the “roof of the world”, everyone will be deeply shocked by its beauty.

The unique natural environment like a magic wand creates lakes, peaks, snow capped mountains and other various natural landscapes.

Photos from photo.cctv.com

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