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Tibet Mt. Everest National Park Opens

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Date: 2012.10.30 Editor: Evelyn Shi
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Mt. Everest National Park now opens in Tibet. It is the world’s highest national park which includes five mountain peaks with altitudes of more than 8,000 meters, such as Mount Qomolangma. Ecological valleys and culture-themed zones, hot springs and snow-coated forests are included in the park as well.

 

Mt. Everest National Park will be focused on the protection of the ecology and biodiversity and prevention from illegal resource exploitation or land use. The park is part of Tibetan efforts to turn the region into an important world destination. Mt. Everest National Park is Tibet's third national park following the Namtso National Park, which opened earlier this week and the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon National Park, which opened in 2010.

 

Tibet is situated on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, an area predominantly populated by ethnic Tibetans and prevailed by Buddhist culture. Apart from scenic sports, tourist destinations include Tibetan Buddhism heritage sites such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Zhaxi Lhunbo Monastery.