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Trains to Tibet from Seven Gateway Cities

Trains to Tibet from Seven Gateway Cities

There are seven gateway stations to Tibet, as well as the added option of certain passengers being able to board at Xi’an in the low season for tourism. Train to Tibet is the best way to travel to Tibet. The options for rail travel to the high altitude Tibetan plateau and the Tibet Autonomous Region...
Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland: an Experience of a Lifetime with Explore Tibet

Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland: an Experience of a Lifetime with Explore Tibet

I and my wife Kit Yeng are a couple of travel writer and photographer based in Penang, Malaysia. We had desired to visit Tibet for a long time, but a mix of red tape, bad timing, and not so approachable agents made us continuing to postpone our trip. In the end, as soon as we...
Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

Known in Chinese as Zhébàng Sì, Drepung Monastery has long been one of the major monasteries of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. An amazing place to visit, this massive university monastery is renowned as being the largest monastery in Tibet, has the largest kitchen of any monastery, and catered to more than ten thousand...
Ultimate Tibet Trekking Adventures

Ultimate Tibet Trekking Adventures

Surrounded by the most extensive mountain ranges in the world, the Tibetan Plateau is the largest and highest plateau on the planet. From the Karkoram Range in the far west to the Hengduan Mountains in the east, with the vast range of the mighty Himalayas stretching across the western and southern edge of the plateau,...
How to get a Chinese Entry Visa to visit Tibet

How to get a Chinese Entry Visa to visit Tibet

Unlike traveling to most countries in Asia, traveling to Tibet is unlike anywhere else you have ever been. Not only does this ancient Buddhist land have some of the highest mountains in the world, amazing landscapes and scenery, and more lakes than you would have thought possible, but it is easily accessed from mainland China...
Dispelling the Myths of Traveling to Tibet

Dispelling the Myths of Traveling to Tibet

For anyone planning a trip to the Tibet Autonomous Region, there are a number of things to be taken into consideration before you can actually travel to the region. The internet has become a useful source of information when it comes to travel, but there is still a lot of misleading information for anyone hoping...
Tibet Permits for International Travelers

Tibet Permits for International Travelers

Traveling to Tibet is unlike travel to any other place in the world. A land of amazing landscapes, stunning scenery, unique Tibetan culture, and devout Buddhism, Tibet is unique in many ways. Not the least of these is how to travel there as a tourist. While most countries only require a visa to enter them,...
Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival

Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival

On July 25th, 2019,  Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival and Gesar Culture Festival Ceremony held in a grand ceremony Guided by Xi Jinping’s new era of socialist ideas with Chinese characteristics and the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the spirit of the 19th Second and Third Plenary...
What Is Tibet Known For?

What Is Tibet Known For?

Tibet is known as the “Roof of the World”, the “Third Pole”, or the “Land of Snows”. It is one of the most renowned places in the world. Few people have not heard of this land in Asia, the home of Buddhist Monasteries, the vast Himalayan Mountains, hairy yaks, and the beautiful landscape. Believed to...
Can Tourists Visit Tibet?

Can Tourists Visit Tibet?

One of the most asked questions on the Tibet forums and travel sites is “Can I visit Tibet?” The simple answer is “Yes”, and it is surprisingly easy to arrange a trip to Tibet. Despite what you may read in news media around the world. Tibet has been a major tourist destination in Asia for...
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