Description to topographic map set Tibet
A short reference article has appeared in the topographic map set of Tibet.
In this article one will find information about Tibet region, about its geological structure and tectonic relief. Moreover, there you can find information about major rivers and lakes, located in Tibet. Having read the article you will get to know about the biggest cities and villages in Tibet region. In the article one can also find detailed information about the climate of Tibet.
Tibet is an area in Central Asia, which is located on the Tibetan Plateau. The elevated plains of Tibet are bounded by the Himalaya Range in the south and the Kung Lung ridge in the north.
The vast land is also the cradle of several great rivers such as the Yarlung Zangbo (the Brahmaputra), Ma[chu] (the Yellow River), the Dru[chu] (the Yangtze), the Senge Khabab (the Indus), the Phung [chu] (the Indian Arun), Nu Jiang (the Burmese Salween) and the Za[chu] (the Mekong).
The largest lakes in Tibet include: Tsongonpo, Namtso, Yamdrok Yu[tso], Mipham[tso] (Lake Manasarova).
Talking about the sightseeing in Tibet it’s necessary to single out the holy lake of Jamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), Palkhor Chode and Kumbum Monastery, Tashilumpho Monastery, Sakya Monastery, the mountain Lhababri, the first Buddhist temple in Tibet Trandruk, a 1,080-metre railway to Lhasa, The Everest base camp.
Typical night and daytime July temperatures in the Tibet region are +9°C and +23°C, while the January average temperature is -4°C. The biggest annual rainfall is registered in the eastern part of the region and is 400-500 mm, while in some northern areas the rainfall is not more than 10 mm.Mapstor news 03-10-2008