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Games Tomb Raider II

Quest for Cinnabar

Comics The Trap - Path of the Tiger

Tibet is a location in Tomb Raider II, the mobile phone adventure Quest for Cinnabar and the Tomb Raider Comics.

It is a plateau region in Central Asia and the home to the indigenous Tibetan people. With an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft), it is the highest region on Earth and is commonly referred to as the "Roof of the World." Tibet was once an independent kingdom but today is part of the People's Republic of China (PRC) while a small part, according to the government of the People's Republic of China, is controlled by India. Currently, the PRC government and the Government of Tibet in Exile still disagree over when Tibet became a part of China, and whether the incorporation into China of Tibet is legitimate according to international law.

Tomb Raider II


Main article: Tibet Section

There are four levels in Tomb Raider II that take place in the Tibet region.


In the story arc The Trap - Path of the Tiger Lara travels to Tibet in search of the Black Mandala.


Quest for Cinnabar

After returning from Egypt with the fabled manuscript, The Osiris Codex, Lara finds that her anonymous employer wishes her to travel immediately to Tibet. Her destination is a nameless ancient monastery, which sits high on an escarpment. Lara must secure a priceless ancient vase containing Cinnabar, a substance used in the creation of life affirming tinctures. Lara Croft is well aware that the supposedly mythical city of Shangri-La is actually rooted in Tibetan folklore, which describes a remote valley inhabited by immortals.


See also

Miscellaneous Tibet Facts

  • There is no real life place called the "Barkhang Monastery" in either Nepal or Tibet. The monastery in Tomb Raider II contains a giant statue of (presumably) Buddha and resembles some of the temples of Tibetan Buddhism, such as the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa [1]. The words "bar" and "khang" in Tibetan mean "middle" and "house" respectively [2].
  • Air crashes in the Himalayas have featured in various books and films, including Lost Horizon (1933) (featuring the mythical valley of Shangri La [3]) [4], Tintin in Tibet (1960) [5] and the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). [6]


  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jokhang Retrieved on 5th Apr 2009
  2. http://www.nitartha.org/dictionary_search04.html Retrieved on 5th Apr 2009
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/cultures/shangri_la_01.shtml Retrieved on 5th Apr 2009
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Horizon_(novel) Retrieved on 5th Apr 2009
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintin_in_Tibet Retrieved on 5th Apr 2009
  6. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087469/ Retrieved on 5th Apr 2009