Tibet Travel Guide
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- Potala Palace
- Tibet Museum
- Mt. Everest
- Sera Monastery
- Heavenly Lake
- Baksum Tso
|Free entrance in winter: From Feb.1 to Apr. 30, 2018, all the following scenic spots open to the public for free, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Baksum Tso Lake, Samye Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Tibet Museum, Mt. Namcha Barwa, Heavenly Lake Namtso, Midui Glacier, the Great Canyon of Yarlung Tsangpo River, and Norbulingka.|
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 Mt. 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.
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
- Local People near Namtso Lake
- Sera Monastery4-Day Private Lhasa Package from $549
- Samye Monastery
- Mt. Everest