Tibet བོདon the Tibetan Plateau བོད་མཐོ་སྒང

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It has been empirically shown to be the most remote place on Earth.

The plateau is a high-altitude arid steppe interspersed with mountain ranges and large brackish lakes. Annual precipitation ranges from 100 mm to 300 mm and falls mainly as hailstorms. The southern and eastern edges of the steppe have grasslands which can sustainably support populations of nomadic herdsmen, although frost occurs for six months of the year. Permafrost occurs over extensive parts of the plateau. Proceeding to the north and northwest, the plateau becomes progressively higher, colder and drier, until reaching the remote Changthang region in the northwestern part of the plateau. Here the average altitude exceeds 5,000 meters (16,500 feet) and year-round temperatures average −4 °C, dipping to −40 °C in winter. As a result of this extremely inhospitable environment, the Changthang region (together with the adjoining Kekexili region) is the least populated region in Asia, and the third least populated area in the world after Antarctica and northern Greenland.

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  1. Gus1128 27 months ago | reply

    beautifull picture!!

  2. Rio Aragon 27 months ago | reply

    Muy buena foto y un paisaje espectacular

  3. Valentino Mallaci 27 months ago | reply

    Stupenda, fantastica!!

  4. adelina303 27 months ago | reply

    Stunning shot! Congratulations! Nice evening!

  5. Aîda Souriante 27 months ago | reply

    unos colores muy cuidados, soberbia

  6. coychan 27 months ago | reply

    Amazing landscape!

  7. jujubyyen 27 months ago | reply

    Like a picture!!

  8. Alfredo Alanis M. 27 months ago | reply

    espectacular !!!!

  9. cristinagresa 27 months ago | reply

    my god, this is INCREDIBLE!

  10. spartano2010 27 months ago | reply

    una vera meraviglia

  11. >>Shmuel<< 25 months ago | reply

    that is an awesome picture... i love it!

  12. Willem:: 22 months ago | reply

    This is phenomenal.

  13. Max Hendel 13 months ago | reply

    Picture gorgeous !!!


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