Tibet is the highest region on earth with an average elevation of 4,900 m (6,890 ft) and thus gets it popular titles of "The Roof of the World" and "Third Pole". Believed to be inhibited by humans since as early as 21,000 years ago, Tibet is no stranger to the world of tourism and has continued to attract hordes of visitors round the year.
Tibet is bordered by the Himalayas in the south and the Taklamakan desert in the north and is home to the traditional Tibetan people known to the world for their vivid culture and lifestyle. The autonomous region of Tibet has seven prefectures Lhasa namely Qamdo, Nagqu, Ngari, Nyingchi, Shannan, and Xigatse.
Tibet used to be the home for His Holiness Dalai Lama (HHDL). The icon of Tibet, the magnificent 1100 roomed Potala Palace stands proudly atop the Red Hill and was built in the 17th century. Other attractions of Tibet include the dramatic facet of Mt Everest, Rongbuk and Kangshung valleys, and the majestically sacred and holy mountain Mt Kailash. Mountain biking also provides another breathtaking and adventurous possibility for those who travel to Tibet.
In 2012 China declared that it would invest in excess of 400 million Yuan (50.5 million Euros) to improve tourism infrastructure in Tibet which included the construction of 22 model villages. This all make sure that Tibet is certain to stay in the focus for travelers around the world.