Ngari in the west of Tibet is famed as the top of the "the Roof of the World" with an average altitude of over 4,500 metres.
    It is sparsely populated and has some highland lakes, a heaven for highland wildlife including yaks, antelopes and wild donkeys.
    The famous Guge ruins, Tuolin Monastery and Doxang are all in the western part of Ngari. The Sacred Mountain Kailash and Holy Lake Manasarovar in Purang Country are highly revered to Buddhist, Hindus and other pilgrims.

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