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Introduction

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet

With a recorded history of about 1,300 years, Tibet is also left with many invaluable cultural and historical relics. The majestic Potala Palace, Graveyards of Ancient Tibetan Kings, the once 'Summer Palace' Yumbu Lakhang and mysteriously fragmented Ruins of Guge Kingdom are always well-trodden spots for visitors. Religion is important to each generation of Tibetans. Religious activities of circumambulation, worship, prayers and reciting sutras and other religious concerns are always part of the life of them; hence many temples dot the landscape of Tibet. The grand Jokhang Temple, three largest monasteries of Gelugpa, Ganden Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, the first temple in Tibet Samye Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama, Tashilhunpo Monastery and one of the largest monastery of the indigenous Bon, Zezhol Monastery often attract many devout followers and pilgrims. 

A Rug Factory in Tibet


Tibetans are also hospitable and accomplished in singing and dancing and other art forms. Strolling on Barkhor Street, exotic Tibetan costumes, gorgeous Tibetan carpets, superb collections of shining adornments and various delicate handicrafts such as Thangka, masks and knives are really a feast for the eyes. It is also expected to be a marvelous experience to visit Zhangmu Town, a bustling port bordering Nepal and distinctly cross-cultural.


Since the opening of Qinghai-Tibet Railway and multiple highways and airlines, it has become very convenient to travel from Xinjiang, Qinghai, Yunnan, Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xian, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Nepal to Tibet. The scenery along the way is spectacularly breath-taking.



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