Go to Tibet
Go To Tibet is a Tibet travel guide. Now, I have no intention on visiting Tibet (not that I wouldn’t LOVE to do so), but it’s just not gonna to happen. I’m actually lucky I even know that Tibet is located in China. Just kidding…kind of! So to me, this wouldn’t be used as a travel guide, but more as a small history book showing me the world through someone else’s journey to a place so foreign to me.
When you open Go To Tibet, it brings you to a list of Attractions the app covers. You push the arrow at the bottom, right hand corner to turn the page. Go To Tibet shows a few full-page, vivid pictures of the land and life of Tibet before it shows a picture with written facts telling about the pictures that were just shown. Since pictures seem to say more than most words ever could, I loved that about this app. By the time I did see a picture with a paragraph telling about the images, I was so eager to read it and learn more. The land was different, very wide and open. Among the attractions shown, were the Tanggula Mountains. These mountains tower 6,839 meters above sea level. They were enough to take my breath away with just a photo. The way the people dress and the activities they did were also very different than ours. Go To Tibet showed an image of Potala Palace, which I learned was built in the 600s by Songtsen Gampo (whose mother was the queen!) after he married the princess of Wencheng. Gampo built Potala Palace (which, to me, looks like a kingdom of some sort), so his descendents would remember the event of his marriage. Incredible! Go To Tibet told how the original palace was destroyed by a lightning strike and some warfare. The palace was reconstructed in 1645. Today, Potala Palace is a museum.
Go To Tibet is a knowledge giving app. The images are beautiful and so different than anything I’ve seen before. Since I’m not planning a luxurious trip across the country anytime soon, I enjoyed the app for the reason of learning about a place I knew nothing about. However, if you are planning a trip to Tibet, this app is a must-have. I’m sure it will excite you about your trip even more.
Pros: The app can be used as a historical tool or an actual travel guide.
Cons: The app had a grammatical error calling Potala Palace, Potala Place. There was also an error when the app said this palace was built in 641, when it was actually built in 637.