Tibet Travel Guide
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Admin. Type: Autonomous Region
Average Altitude: Over 4,000 meters (13,123 feet)
Location: 26°50' to 36°53' N, 78°25' to 99°06' E
Area: 1,228,400 km² (474,288 mi²)
Population (2019): 3,505,600
- Potala Palace
- Tibet Museum
- Mount Everest
- Sera Monastery
- Heavenly Lake
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Tibet enchants tourists from China and abroad with its landscape, religious traditions, culture, and its unsolved mysteries. At any mention of this land, the images of snowy mountains, mirror-like lakes, Potala Palace and Buddhist disciples immediately come to mind.
Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) occupies one eighth of the China’s territory. Due to its high altitude, it is often called the 'Roof of the World' and the 'Third Pole of the Earth'. It boasts the world's highest peak, the splendid Mount Everest, and the Tibetan Plateau, where the Yangtze River and Yellow River both begin.
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2. Extreme Weather: The extreme climate makes Tibet one of the world’s harshest places to live. Although its summers are cool, winters are viciously cold, and the differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures can be vast. Visitors are strongly advised to prepare appropriate clothing according to the season they are traveling in. Summer and autumn, from June to October, are considered to be the best times to visit.
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3. Religious Etiquettes and Taboos: Tashi Delek is a common greeting phrase, which means “Good Luck”. And presenting a Hada or Khata, a type of silk scarf to local people is also regarded as a practice to show respect, give blessings, and hospitality. Travelers are also advised to observe local taboos when visiting monasteries. Spitting, talking loudly, as well as touching, walking over, and sitting on sacred objects are considered taboos. According to the Buddhist custom, one must always walk clockwise around shrines, stupas, Mani stones and prayer wheels or risk bad luck.
- Potala Palace, Lhasa
- Sera Monastery4-Day Private Lhasa Package from $559
- Mount Everest
Generally, the documents include photos or copies of your passport, visa and other related information required by travel agency.
If on arriving Lhasa from Ningxi, I plan to board the soonest train to Qinghai without leaving Tibet Railway Station. In other words, it is form of TRANSIT. Please advise and give full details. Thank you.
My travel plan is having a train journey to enjoy the scenery on a moving train. I am prepared to stay and remain on the Lhasa Railway Station to board the soonest next train to Qinghai. In other words, I do not intend to leave the Lhasa Railway Station at all. So where and why the security check?
If somehow you managed to evade your way and arrive at Lhasa train station, you would be asked for it again and find yourself in serious trouble if there, in Tibet, without one.