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Spectacular Scenery of the Qinghai Tibet Railway to Lhasa

Spectacular Scenery of the Qinghai Tibet Railway to Lhasa

The Qinghai Tibet Railway, which runs from Xining in Qinghai Province to Lhasa in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), is the world’s highest railway and the main train route to Lhasa from mainland China. Stretching for 1,956 kilometers across the vast Qinghai Tibet Plateau, this unique railway is a massive feat of engineering and an...
Tibet Autonomous Region vs. the Tibetan Area

Tibet Autonomous Region vs. the Tibetan Area

There is a big difference in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and the Tibetan Area when it comes to travel to Tibet. When you say Tibet, most people think you are referring to the TAR. However, there are also areas outside the TAR where Tibetan people live, which were once parts of what was originally...
Top 10 Places to Visit in Tibet

Top 10 Places to Visit in Tibet

Tibet is a unique land that lies on the world’s highest plateau in western China. An ancient civilization, the Tibetan people have been living on this high-altitude plateau for thousands of years. A devout Buddhist people, the Tibetan culture is wholly unique in that it is intertwined with the Tibetan Buddhist religion in such a...
Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2019 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2019 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air, and in Tibet, that means the start of warmer weather, new growth, blooming trees and flowers, and most of all, the start of the tourist season. Since February, there has been no international tourism in Tibet, due to the closure of the region for the Losar (New Year) celebrations. As...
Top Five Free Things To Do In Lhasa

Top Five Free Things To Do In Lhasa

Tibet is notorious for being an expensive place to visit – current requirements are a pre-arranged tour including a Tibetan tour guide, Tibet travel permits, and sometimes a car and driver depending on your itinerary. Choosing the right Tibet tour package for your visit Tibet is very important. However, it shouldn’t be cut off your...
Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival 2019

Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival 2019

Around 400 kilometers to the east of Lhasa, in the Nyingchi Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region, one of the most beautiful festivals of the Tibetan calendar is about to begin. Nyingchi, unlike most of Tibet, is a land where trees and flowers grow in abundance, and where spring comes earlier than anywhere else in Tibet....
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...
Is Tibet a safe place to Travel?

Is Tibet a safe place to Travel?

“The journey to Tibet is a long one, often fraught with danger and disaster, from which many men will never return.” While this may have been true for the famous botanist and National Geographic writer, Joseph Rock. When he made his eventful expeditions to Southwest China and Tibet in the early 1920s, these days, there...
Tibet Mt Everest Base Camp Is Closed for Tourist Due to Heavy Snowfall

Tibet Mt Everest Base Camp Is Closed for Tourist Due to Heavy Snowfall

The road from Shegar to Choezom village is the main road to Mt Everest Base Camp in Tibet and it crosses over the Gyawu la pass (5200m). According to the Tingri county Traffic Police and Mt Everest Natural Reserve Administration, the region had a heavy snowfall on Feb 8th around 15:00 and part of the...
Losar - The Tibetan New Year

Losar – The Tibetan New Year

Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is the most important celebration and festival in the Tibetan lunisolar calendar. It has been in place for more than 1,000 years. Ancient Tibetans were traditionally nomads, who lived on the harsh Tibetan plateau, herding yaks and sheep and farming the land for grain and other crops. When the crops...
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