About Tibet Holidays Packages
Tibet is today controlled by the People's Republic of China (PRC). As an exclusive mandate, Tibet is also officially claimed by the Republic of China (Taiwan). However in the Tibetan sovereignty debate, the government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Tibet in Exile disagree over when Tibet became a part of China, and whether this incorporation into China is legitimate according to international law. The Tibetan Empire came into existence in the seventh century when Emperor Songtsen Gampo united many areas and tribes of the region. From the early 1600s the Dalai Lamas, commonly known as spiritual leaders of the region, are believed to be the emanations of Avalokite?vara ("Chenrezig" [spyan ras gzigs] in Tibetan), the bodhisattva of compassion. Between the 17th century and 1959, the Dalai Lama and his regents were the predominant political power administering religious and administrative authority over Tibet from the traditional capital Lhasa, regarded as Tibet's holiest city.