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“Travel Tibet in winter” starts in TAR
2013-01-23

A series of travel-activities about Travel Tibet in winter start in Tibet Autonomous Region on Nov. 1, 2011. Tourists could enjoy the cheap but also nice tourism products during the next 5 months in Tibet. Travel Tibet in winterwill last fo...

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Tibet receives support to become major world travel destinat
2013-01-23

Tibet receives support to become major world travel destination Chinas top tourism authority will help the countrys Tibet Autonomous Region to become a a major world travel destination. According to a cooperative agreement signed Wednesday...

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International Walking around the Himalayas kicks off in Lhas
2013-01-23

The Second International Walking around the Himalayas kicked off Thursday in Lhasa, capital city of Chinas southwest Tibet autonomous region. The main purpose of this event is to enhance the relations between peoples, Nepal ambassador to Ch...

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2011 Tibet Tourist Image Ambassador Contest is launched
2013-01-23

Recently, Tibetan Beauty2011 Tibet Tourist Image Ambassador Contest sponsered by the Tourism Bureau of Tibet and Tibet Tourism Magazine was launched in Lhasa. The contest, which offers several awards such as Tibet Tourist Image Ambassador,...

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Earthquake in India affects southern Tibet
2013-01-23

LHASA/BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people have died and 24 others were injured in a southern county of Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region after a strong earthquake centered in the state of Sikkim in northern India on Sunday even...

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Train tickets cancellation fee decreased
2013-01-23

China railway department declared that from Sept 25 th 2011, the passenger train tickets cancellation fee decreases from 20% to 5%, they added that passengers can cancel the train tickets any time before the train departure and the minimum...

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First liquefied natural gas station opens in Tibet
2013-01-23

LHASA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) station in southwest Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region began trial operation this week in Lhasa to provide greener energy for the plateau region, PetroChina said Friday. The gas...

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Tibet's first private banking service open in Lhasa
2013-01-23

LHASA, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The China Construction Bank (CCB), one of the countrys four leading commercial banks, opened its private banking service on Monday in Lhasa, the first in Tibet Autonomous Region, said authorities with the bank. I...

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Tibetans celebrated annual bathing festival
2013-01-23

On Sept 14th, Tibetans celebrated the so called bathing festival by washing and bathing in the clean Lhasa river. In Tibetan tradition, the bathing festival is falls in the beginning of 7th month of local lunar calender and during that peri...

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Traveling the roof of the world by train
2013-01-23

American traveler Paul Theroux once prophesized that the Kunlun Range was an insurmountable obstacle, a guarantee that a railway will never get to Lhasa. Now, this guarantee has been forgotten since trains have finally come to the Roof of t...

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Tibet hosts over 6 mln tourists in the first 8 months of thi
2013-01-23

According to the local tourism administration, with the success of Lhasa Shoton Festival and Mount Qomolangma Cultural Festival, Tibet witnessed the increasingly igneous tourism. Tourists from far and near came to Tibet to enjoy the bewitch...

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Airbus 319 finds home in Tibet
2013-01-23

An Airbus 319 aircraft, painted with yellow, blue and green stripes on white fuselage, a symbol of rainbows and plateau purity of southwest Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region, found its home in Tibet as the first airplane of Tibet Airlines in J...

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First Mountain Rescue Team of Tibet established
2013-01-23

The first mountain rescue team of Tibet was established on August 28, 2011 in Lhasa, capital city of southwest Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region....

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Lhasa-Shigatse Railway to come on line in 2014
2013-01-23

Construction is undergoing for theLhasa-Shigatse Railway in southwest Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region. The 253-kilometer Lhasa-Shigatse Railway, to come on line in 2014, is expected to improve transportation situation for the southwestern par...

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Shoton Festival kicks off in Lhasa
2013-01-23

Lamas from Drepung Monastery unfold the huge Thangka painting of Sakyamuni in the unfolding ceremony during the Shoton Festival in Lhasa, capital of southwest Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 29, 2011. The annual traditional Shoton Festi...

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Fabulous Tibatan art performance held in Dzongyab Lukhang
2013-01-23

In the Dzongyab Lukhang Park near the Lake of Naga King, a traditional Tibetan art performance is held as one of the Shoton Festival activities in the morning of August 28,2011. At the entrance of the Dzongyab Lukhang park, a wall with name...

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Highlights of the opening ceremony of 2011 Shoton Festival
2013-01-23

As 2011 Lhasa Shoton Festival is drawing near, the opening ceremony has attracted more and more attention. The opening ceremony will begin at half past 8 in the evening, therefore, the stage lighting and sound effects are being put into a h...

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Lhasa well prepared for upcoming Shoton Festival
2013-01-23

Shoton Festival (or Xuedun festival), is one of the major traditional festivals celebrated on the Tibet plateau, featuring Buddha Painting unfolding, Tibetan opera performances, folk singing and dancing as well as other local shows. Today,...

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Explore Tibet Obtains Travel Permits During Period of Restrictions
2013-03-13

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, obtains travel permits for foreigners during a period of permit restrictions. Application for a Tibet travel permit was closed from the end of October until mid-November. However, Explore Tibet man...

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