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Songtsän Gampo (Wylie: Srong-btsan sGam-po, 605 or 617? - 649) was the founder of the Tibetan Empire (Tibetan: Bod; Chinese: 吐蕃, Tubo/Tufan), by tradition held to be the thirty-third ruler in his dynasty. In the Chinese records, his name is given as Qizonglongzan. >> More
Tibet is situated between the two ancient civilizations of China and India, but the tangled mountain ranges of the Tibetan Plateau and the towering Himalayas serve to distance it from both. The Tibetan language is a member of the Tibeto-Burman branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Tibet is nicknamed "the roof of the world" or "the land of snows". >> More
The Consistent Stand Taken by the Successive Chinese Central Governments towards the Sovereignty over Tibet after the Revolution of 1911 >> More
The Tibet Museum is located in the southeast corner of Norbu Lingka, Lhasa city. It covers an area of 23,508 square meters (5.8 acres) including the exhibition area of 10,451 square meters (2.6 acres). >> More
In ancient times the ancestors of the present Tibetans lived along the both sides of the Yarlung Tsangpo River. In the 6th century the chieftain of the Yarlung tribe conquered several nearby tribes to become king. >> More
The site was used as a meditation retreat by King Songtsen Gampo, who in 637 built the first palace there in order to greet his bride Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang Dynasty of China. >> More
Tibet lies on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau of the southwest border of China. The average height of the whole region is more than 4,000 meters above sea level, for which Tibet is known as "Roof of the World". >> More
Blon-srong-btsan (?~667), Prime Minister of Tubo Kingdom, was born in Gar clan of Tabou aristocratic family. When Srongtsen Gampo was King of Tubo dynasty, Blon-Srong-btsan was in the King’s confidence after he succeeded Chiongpo Bonshichu. He was assigned to go to Tang central government to ask for connection by marriagei in 640 AD. >> More
BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhuanet) -- The title of "Dalai Lama", was not granted by the Dalai Lama himself, or created by Tibetan Buddhism, or conferred by the old Tibetan ruling class and still less by any foreigners. The title was actually granted by the central government of China's dynasties and has multi-ethnic language features. >> More
Lhasa, capital of Tibet, got its name from its changes in the history of Tibet. It is derived from “Re Sa” in Tubo Dynasty When 33 Tibetan King Songtsan Ganpu came to the throne and he began to pursued Buddhism rather than Bonism the local religion. >> More

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