With an average elevation of 14-16,000 feet (sources differ), it's the highest nation on earth (by comparison, the highest mountain in the 48 contiguous states is Mt. Whitney at 14,494 feet)
Five of Asia's great rivers including the Indus, Mekong and Brahmaputra have their headwaters in Tibet.
Nearly half the world's population lives downstream from Tibet.
Tibet's unique ecosystem is home to many rare species including the snow leopard, blue sheep and Tibetan wild ass.
Tibet fully embraced Buddhism in the 8th century AD (many centuries after the philosophy/religion began around 500 BC). Tibetan ...