The history of Tibet begins with the Tibetan king in central China when Buddha was living in India. His name was Lao Tseu ( 5th century BC). It can be taken in two ways, one is the establishment and another is the ending of the Tibetan kingdom. During both time, the civil and religious problems mixed with one another and went together. In the 7th century, the Tibetan king Gampo was in power; he built many holy places.
The Chinese Ming emperor also acknowledged the leadership of Tibetan Buddhism in China. The first European traveler who visited Tibet was very much impressed by the country and its inhabitants. He reported Tibet as a mystic country with modern development, easily accessible to see its culture and people. During both time, the civil and religious problems mixed with one another and went together.