Tibet Attractions

 Free entrance in winter: From Nov. 1, 2018 to Mar. 15, 2019, visitors can enjoy a free entrance of most 3A, 4A and 5A scenic areas in Tibet, including Potala Palace, Pagsum lake, the Great Canyon of Yarlung Tsangpo River, Everest National Park, and Norbulingka.

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Located in the upper reaches of Lancang River, Chamdo Region occupies an important position. In Tibetan, "Chamdo" means water confluence as this place is the confluence of four rivers (Sequ River, Zhaqu River, Angqu River and Lancang River). Due to its old civilization, pious religion beliefs, long history, and unsophisticated folkways, Chamdo has attracted an increasing number of scientists, visitors and Mountaineers every year.

 Chambaling Monastery
The monastery, in Chamdo Town, was founded in 1444 by one of Tsong Khapa's disciples. 
 Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, is considered to be a charming city with distinctive flavor. Visitors who first come here not only feel dizzy by its high altitude, but also shock by its rich historical and cultural relics as well as the strong religious atmosphere marked by 1,300 years long history. Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Drepung Monastery have become the symbols of this ancient city. Strolling in the city, you may find it is a good example of the perfect combination of the ancient and the modern, religion and secularity, and tradition and innovation.
Potala Palace
Potala Palace
Heavenly Lake Namtso
Namtso Lake

 Jokhang Temple
At the center of the old Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of the region.

 Potala Palace
Located on the Red Hill of Lhasa, it is the symbol of the city, known to the world for its grand constructions, elegant buildings, exquisite artworks and pious religious atmosphere.
 Located in the northern part of the high land, Nakchu leaves a strong impression to visitors by its vast Qiangtang Grassland and no man's land. Though being a wild place with small population and the weather condition is not so satisfactory, its unique charm and magnificent view are also the reason why people come here. What's more, in this mysterious land, much wildlife under first national protection inhabit, adding some vitality to the land.

 Namtso Lake
Located near Damxung, it is the highest saltwater lake in the world and the second largest saltwater lake in China. 
 Located in the extreme western part of the snowy land, Nagri stands at the highest part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Because of the high altitude, the land is severe cold dotted by continuous stretch of snow mountains. Though the color of it remains unchanged white, the celestial and extraordinary snow-capped landscape irresistibly attract the braves to conquer and to seek the beauty of wildness.

 Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova
Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova in the region of Purang are the "Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake" of the Buddhism, Hinduism and the indigenous religion-Bon.

 Ruins of Guge Kingdom
The ruins lie on a hilltop near a river and cover 180,000 square meters.
Ruins of Guge Kingdom
Ruins of Guge Kingdom
Yarlong Tsangpo River
Yarlong Tsangpo River
 Located in the eastern part, Nyingchi has long been known as "the South of Yangtze River in Tibet" due to its beautiful scenery. Unlike other landscape in this area, Nyingchi Region is rich in forest scenes and natural resources.  Various plants growing in different climatic zones can be found here, such as banana trees, palm trees and snow lotus. Its thick forest is densely wooded by cypress, tree fern and Himalayan Fir, which makes the land worthy of the title "Natural Green Gene Pool" and "Natural Nature Museum".

 Yarlong Tsangpo River
Originating from a glacier on the northern Himalayas, it is the highest river on the earth.
 Located in the western part, Shannan is believed to be the richest region with the most profound culture. It is the cradle of the locals and the birthplace of their culture. It has countless historical and cultural relics, and has born many celebrities in history that made great contribution to the land. Moreover, the natural scenery here is equally wonderful. It is endowed with picturesque primitive forest, mysterious holy hill and lake, vast grassland and splendid mountains. Overall, it is a beautiful place combining sightseeing, scientific research, recreation and expedition as a whole.

 Samye Monastery
Situated in Dranang, Samye Monastery was completed in 779 under the patron of Trisong Detsen.

 Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
Yamdrok Yumtso (or Yamdrok-tso), one of the three holiest lakes on this holy land, lies at Nhagartse, located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) to the southwest of Lhasa.
Samye Monastery
Samye Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Located in southern Tibet, Shigatse is one of the most attractive scenic resorts. Lying at the foot of the northern slope of the Himalayas, it is endowed with fertile farmland, vast grassy meadow, wooded forest and snow mountains. The Mount Everest has long been the ultimate height challenged by the braves from home and abroad. Moreover, the old civilization and magnificent temple architectures are the other reason for visitors to come here.

 Tashilhunpo Monastery
Lies 2 kilometer (1.2 miles) west of Shigatse city, the monastery is a very influential monastery.

 Mount Everest
Lies at the border between China and Nepal, Mount Everest, also known as Mt. Qomolangma, meaning Mother Goddess of the Universe in local labguage, is the highest peak in the world.
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Mount Everest, Tibet
Mount Everest
Rongbuk Temple, Tibet
Rongbuk Temple
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- Last modified on Feb. 15, 2014 -
Questions & Answers on Tibet Attractions
Asked by Hemant from INDIA | Feb. 14, 2014 22:28Reply
I am an indian, wants to tour tibet on my bike is it possible?
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Answered by Lisa from CANADA | Feb. 15, 2014 00:29
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No, it is not allowed. You have to join a tour to travel there, although there is only yourself in the group.
Asked by Kendell from USA | Dec. 15, 2013 20:35Reply
How high above sea level is the potala palace
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Answered by Lee | Dec. 16, 2013 01:01
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Around 3700km
Asked by Allen from USA | Sep. 17, 2013 10:22Reply
Tibet Tribal Permit
I'm American Citizen and planning to visit T around October, 15 2013. My friend in China will be arranging private tour to T for us. It would be very much appreciated if some one could shade some light to my questions related to theTribal Permit.
1. My visa should be ready this Friday, September 20. I heard that I could just take photos of my passport and visa and send to my friend in China by iphone and she can apply for the Tribal Permit?
2. I heard that it takes 20-30 days to get the permit? Is it correct? If that is correct is it going to be an issue with my timing as I can only send a copy of my visa to my friend this Friday and she can start apply for permit on September 22. That is 23 days to October 15.
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Answered by Peter from USA | Sep. 21, 2013 04:23
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When I traveled there, I followed the steps the tour agency told me to prepare for it. As I know, different tour agency has their rules. So it is suggested to ask your friend directly for the detail and correct information.
The permit needs to apply at least 20 days before your tour.
Asked by Yoga from SINGAPORE | Jun. 02, 2013 04:44Reply
Electrical plug outlets in Shanghai -> Lhasa train
Hi, Can anyone who has recently travelled on the Shanghai -> lhasa train trip tell me if there are any electrical plug outlets in it? thank you!
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Answered by Ann from MEXICO | Jun. 02, 2013 04:48
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Yes, you can find it in the train, so please do not worry about it.
Answered by Kenya from USA | Aug. 02, 2013 03:05
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Just returned from visiting China, Beijing, Xian, Zhengzhou and Shanghai and the answer to you question is YES, The trains are modern, clean, fast and you will locate outlets.
Asked by Yoga from SINGAPORE | Jun. 01, 2013 08:42Reply
Namtso lake summer temperature june
What is the temperature like in Namtso lake in Mid-june? What kind of winter wear should I pack? I will be spending a night there as part of my tour.
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Answered by Yong from SINGAPORE | Jun. 02, 2013 01:14
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The average temperature is around 3 to 15C during that time.
If you want to stay there a night, it is suggested to take your down jacket because it will still be cold at night.
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