The Tibetan plateau in Asia has the Himalaya Range along much of its southern border, separating it from India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Originally much larger than the Tibet Autonomous Region that was created by the Chinese when they invaded in 1959, historic Tibet used to include large areas of land now subsumed into Sichuan and Quinghai provinces.

I have been to Central and Western Tibet twice, first in 1996, and then in 2004 with my daughter on our trip to Mt. Kailash.

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