Thursday, July 29, 2010
The forests of Tibet are mainly made up of spruces, fir trees, pines, larches, cypress, birches and of
oaks. They are generally old; certain trees are more than five-hundred-years old
When you getting close to it in warm sunlight, you will be excited to find that besides the snowfields and deserts, there are really bloomed meadows, luxurious forests, swamps with cranes, and beautiful lichen on rocks and trees.
The broad topology, the young geological history and the remote location of the Tibet Plateau reserved a very rich and unique botanical kingdom there.
Nature granted numerous beautiful wild flowers to decorate the world's roof. Many of these precious flowers are endemic to Tibet or Himalayas. They were generated or adapted to the special environment of Tibet plateau.
Tibet is a beautiful and mystic land. But its exceptionally high altitude makes it extremely difficult to grow vegetables.
For generations, farmers on the plateau only planted highland barley and other produce which was adaptive to the highland climate
It is very different today. Vegetables are on the dinner table even in the coldest season. The area around Lhasa has more than 10,000 mu (15 mu=1 hectare) of greenhouse space growing vegetables. It has also made fresh vegetables accessible to more residents on the plateau. In amdo and Kham
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The Yak is a large herbivore animal and similar to a big cow. They have long hair and most have long shaped horns but some do not. Yaks are found mainly in the Tibetan plateau. Tibetan famers use this strong and clear animal to plough fields in summer and harvest the crops in autumn. In one year’s time, only two times do they work for the owner, so the yaks are on holiday most days in a year. This has created one of the healthiest animals in the world. Yaks stay in the mountains with a free life but sometimes the owner come to mountain to see how their life is going; this is because sometimes thieves try to steal the animals.
In the April, Tibetan people go to mountain and cut the animal’s hair and use it to make a tent. An earth quake tent is safer than a house.
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Also, Tibetan nomads need to move three times in a year so a tent is more useful than a house. Tibetan nomads use Yaks and only move their homes to where is a good pasture for the animals.
The English word "yak" derives from the Tibetan language (Tibetan: གཡག), in Tibetan this refers only to the male of the species, the female being called a Dri ( འབྲི), but in English and other languages which
Have borrowed the word, "yak" is usually used for both sexes.
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