Amdo is home to over 1.5 million Tibetans. With rolling grasslands, roaming nomads, and very influential monasteries, Amdo Tibet lies at the heart of Tibet’s art and scholarship scene.
Amdo Tibet is located in the northeast corner of the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai, northern Sichuan and southwest Gansu provinces. Amdo is home to over 1.5 million Tibetans. Many families in Amdo are farmers who take advantage of the fertile soil in the area. Western Amdo is mostly nomadic with nomads herding yaks and sheep over large, mostly barren areas of land. With many prominent monasteries and sacred mountains this is one of the three traditional provinces of Tibet, the other two being Ü-Tsang (Lhasa) and Kham. Amdo Tibet in Qinghai Province is the source of the Yellow River.
Amdo is a traditionally nomadic part of Tibet with huge, high altitude grasslands. To see a few of the more interesting monasteries in the north of of Amdo check out these links and tours:
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