Tibet is an autonomous region of China. It’s also referred to as the roof top of the world. With its capital Lhasa at 3650 meters high and an average altitude of 4000 meters it really is the top of the world. The Tibetan culture is unique in the world and visiting this place is without doubt a unique experience. There is a lot of new influence from Han Chinese but its unique culture is still authentic. Important Buddhist temples are scattered throughout the mountains. The Lokhang Temple and the Potala Palace are the most sacred places in Tibet. Tibet is also rich of beautiful mountain scenery with crystal clear lakes. The highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, can be accessed from Tibet as well. Due to its special relation with China there are several regulations for visitors. If you like culture and nature this is a must see destination.
Make sure to read my 7 days in Lhasa: a Tibet itinerary & practical travel tips as it covers all places of interest in and around Lhasa.