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Tibet is the cultural heart of inner Asia and the highest region on earth. This updated handbook has details of the entire country. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

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Footprint Handbooks, 1999 - Travel - 951 pages

Footprint Handbooks, 1999 - Travel - 951 pages. This guide provides a complete overview of Tibet, the cultural heartland of Inner Asia and the mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Contains - Highlights of Tibet illustrated with colour photography; This is the only guide to describe comprehensively the whole of Tibet, including the eastern provinces of Kham and Amdo; Detailed practical information on the five 'gateway cities to the Tibetan plateau including Kathmandu; Unique colour mapping to help you plan your visit.

TITLE: Tibet Handbook with Bhutan: The Travel Guide (Footprint Handbook). PUBLISHER: Footprint Handbooks. Acceptable - Very well read. Tibet Handbook with Bhutan: The Travel Guide by Gyurme Dorje (Paperback, 1999).

Publisher Footprint Travel Guides. Publication City/Country Bath, United Kingdom. Gyurme Dorje was born in Edinburgh in 1950. He holds a PhD in Tibetan Literature (SOAS, 1987) and a Masters degree in Sanskrit with Oriental Studies (Edinburgh, 1971). For over thirty years he has been continuously engaged in both classical and modern Tibetan studies, translating primary sources and conducting fieldwork throughout the Tibetan plateau.

Footprint Tibet Handbook : The Travel Guide

Footprint Tibet Handbook : The Travel Guide. 0844221902 (ISBN13: 9780844221908). Gyurme Dorje's book is indispensable for anyone, traveler or scholar, curious about Tibetan geography. It is the single best source for location-based information, as well as being very thorough with succinct summaries of significant cultural, historical and religious information. I'm planning to go to a less traveled part of Tibet this summer, and this guidebook included a fairly decent map and description of attractions in this obscure area. By contrast, Lonely Planet's Tibet basically features the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Serindia, 1992), The Tibet Handbook (Footprint, 1996), the first complete translation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and A Handbook of. .Gyurme Dorje is married to Xiaohong Dorje and currently lives in Crieff, Scotland. He has two daughters, Pema and Tinley, as well as a son, Orgyn.

Serindia, 1992), The Tibet Handbook (Footprint, 1996), the first complete translation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and A Handbook of Tibetan Culture (Shambhala, 1994). Dorje, Gyurme (1987). SOAS, University of London. Gyurme Dorje (1991) Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History. Boston, Wisdom Publications.

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This book is especially good in reviewing the feasibility of visiting tibetan buddhist sites - temples ,monasteries
and historical places that are of special interest to me as a tibetan buddhist.
Tibet Handbook with Bhutan, by Gyurme Dorje (Footprint Handbooks, Bath, England, 2nd edition 1999, 952pp plus maps).
The greatest strength of this book is that it is the only guidebook to give a substantial account of all parts of the Tibetan plateau, both inside and outside the so-called Tibetan Autonomous Region. For that reason it is, despite its conspicuous faults, indispensable for the traveller to Tibet whose itinerary extends beyond the familiar lands of central Tibet. The book is not to be confused with "Tibet Handbook" by Victor Chan.
"Tibet Handbook with Bhutan" is a guide to all Tibetan regions governed by the People's Republic of China, with additional chapters on Bhutan and the Kathmandu valley of Nepal. It would have been useful to include the Tibetan borderlands in Nepal and north-west India Ä although it is no doubt expedient politically to imply that no part of Tibet lies outside the territory China governs.
At 650 grams, the new edition (paperback) is almost twice the weight of the first, hardback, edition - a curious development for a travel guidebook.
The book includes useful background information about Tibetan religion, iconography and history. The bulk of the book deals with the regions of the Tibetan plateau by devoting a section to each one of the 158 counties into which the People's Republic of China divides it. This approach turns out to be surprisingly intelligible.
There is extensive information about religious places, and buildings and their contents. There is much less information about other matters such as topography, agriculture, educational facilities, military establishments, and political structures. It is as though, in a way, those things belong to a different Tibet.
The book enjoys the benefit of the author's experience as a scholar and tour guide. It also suffers the limitations of that experience, and is often short on practical details for the independent traveller. It is written in a concise style that betrays no trace of personality.
The second edition has been expanded considerably, mainly with valuable information about counties where information in the first edition was inadequate. Unfortunately, the author has not taken the opportunity to check the much more extensive material carried over from the first edition. If he would make time to do that, he would find innumerable internal contradictions within the text and between the text and the often wildly inaccurate small county maps. Almost any numeral, particularly distances, should be treated with suspicion. The relationship between the county population figures and those in the 1996 edition show impossible fluctuations; they go unremarked, but indicate that at least one of the sets of figures is worthless, and perhaps both. The inherent confusion in the existence of both Tibetan and Chinese names for the same places demands a consistency of usage in a guidebook which this one does not quite manage to attain.
An indispensable book, with the scope to become much better.
Footprint Tibet Handbook: The Travel Guide download epub
Author: Gyurme Dorje
ISBN: 0844221902
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Asia
Language: English
Publisher: Ntc Pub Group (July 1, 1999)
Pages: 800 pages