Travel the World: Tibet

By: Staff

Mount Everest?

Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth from sea level, standing tall at 29,029 feet (8,848 meters).

Nepal?

Nepal is formally known as the Democratic Republic of Nepal.

Lhasa?

No, Lhasa isn't a type of flatbread or breed of dog. It's actually the traditional capital of Tibet.

Potala Palace?

Once home to the Dalai Lama, it is now a museum.

Shigatse?

Shigatse may sound like a food item, but it's really the second largest city, with a population of about 80,000.

Losar?

While it might sound like the name of a "Star Wars" character, Losar is the name of the Tibetan New Year Festival.

Norbulingka?

Norbulingka is where the Dalai Lama spent his summers for a couple of hundred years.

Tsampa?

Tsampa can be made into noodles or dumplings.

Kundun?

The word means "presence" and is a title by which the Dalai Lama is addressed -- also the name of a Martin Scorsese film.

Lhamo La-tso?

This lake is where monks go in order to receive visions about the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama.

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About This Quiz

If you think Tibet is all mountains and Dalai Lamas, you've got another thing coming. Test your knowledge of the beautiful Central Asian region.

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