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Tibet Overview

Posted in on 5-27-13

Tibet Overview

Tibet (Classical Tibetan: Bod, Lhasa dialect: Pö; Mandarin Chinese, Xīzàng) is an autonomous region of China. Entering Tibet you feel as though you’ve entered an entirely different...

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Regions in Tibet

Posted in on 5-27-13

Regions in Tibet

There are seven prefectures in the Tibet Autonomous Region: Lhasa Qamdo Nagqu Ngari Nyingchi Shannan Xigatse This article only covers the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). There are also...

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Cities in Tibet

Posted in on 5-27-13

Cities in Tibet

Lhasa – the capital of Tibet Gyantse Qamdo (Chamdo) Xigatse (Shigatse) – the second largest city in Tibet

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Understand Tibet

Posted in on 5-27-13

Understand Tibet

Tibet spans the world’s largest and, with average heights of over 4,000 m, also the world’s highest plateau. The Tibetan Plateau also spans most Qinghai, western Sichuan...

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Get in Tibet

Posted in on 5-27-13

Get in Tibet

Tourism to Tibet is strictly controlled by the Chinese government, and restrictions were further ratcheted up after the riots and before the 2008 Olympics. As of 2009, the previous...

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Get around in Tibet

Posted in on 5-27-13

Get around in Tibet

Bus Central Tibet has a good public bus network, although foreigners are not allowed to use an intercity bus currently.  Jeep Jeep tours are a popular way of getting around Tibet, while...

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See in Tibet

Posted in on 5-27-13

See in Tibet

    The Potala Palace, the home of successive Dalai Lamas is in Lhasa The Jokhang Temple in Lhasa was built in 647 AD by Songtsen Gampo and is one of the holiest sites in Tibet. The...

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Do in Tibet

Posted in on 5-27-13

Do in Tibet

Much of Lhasa has been replaced by post-1950 Chinese developments with only a small quarter dating from pre-invasion times. This part is now under renovation to attract tourists. It is...

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