20 striking photos of daily life in Tibet

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Prayer flags on the shores of the Namtso lake.

If Tibet is on your travel bucket list, you'll need to plan ahead.

Tibet Entry Permits are required to enter the country for non-Chinese citizens, and you'll probably want to get into shape, too - at an average altitude of around 4,500 meters (or 14,700 feet), you might suffer from altitude sickness.

However, the views of Mount Everest, the Potala Palace, and Namtso will make your efforts extremely worthwhile.

Ahead, 20 images of the rich culture you'll find across the Tibet Autonomous Region.

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