Tibet Autonomous Region lies in the southwest of China and in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is bounded to the north by Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province, to the east by Sichuan Province, to the southeast by Yunnan Province, to the south and west by these countries: Burma, India, Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal.
The region covers an area of around 1.22 million square kilometers with a total population of 3.43 million by end of 2018. It is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 4.900 meters. The highest elevation in Tibet is Mount Everest, earth's highest mountain, rising 8,848 meters above sea level.
Potala Palace - the highest ancient palace in the world, the famous Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Namtso Lake are located in Tibet.