Amdo Tibet

Amdo is one of the three traditional regions of Tibet which is also the birthplace of the 14th Dalai Lama. It was and is the home of many important Tibetan Buddhist monks or lamas, scholars who had a major influence on both politics and religious development of Tibet like the 14th Dalai Lama, Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama, and the great Gelug reformer Je Tsongkhapa. Amdo encompasses a large area from the Machu (Yellow River) to the Drichu (Yangtze), all located on the edge of Tibetan areas. It includes the Tibetan areas in Gansu(Gannan, Tianzhu) and Qinghai(except for Yushu), Nagqu in Tibet, and Aba areas(part) in Sichuan.