Tibet is the desert Himalayas as well as the Buddhist kingdom and holy place known as the Hindu gods’ “SHIVA - PARVATI” haven. Tibet has the first mention of the name Bod, the usual name for Tibet in the later Tibetan historical sources, which is significant in that it is used to refer to a conquered region. In other words, the ancient name Bod originally referred only to a part of the Tibetan Plateau, a part which, together with Rtsaṅ (Tsang, in Tibetan, now spelled Gtsaṅ), has come to be called Dbus-gtsaṅ (Central Tibet).
Tibet has Lhasa city and has also been selected as one of the twenty-four historical and cultural cities of Republican China. The magnificence and majesty of the Potala Palace in Lhasa remain a world-famous symbol of the enigmatic power of politics and religion in this region.