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  • HOT Travel Notes: Drepung Monastery

    Travel Notes: Drepung Monastery

    Travel Notes

    Time: June 27, 2018 People: Me and my wife, and our tour guide Transportation: Car Drepung Monastery​ is one of the six major monasteries of Shamanism. It is also the largest monastery of Tibetan Buddhism. Located about 10km from Lhasa City. Although the road is well built, it is still not an easy journey. The main hall of Drepung Monastery is majesty and spectacular. There are 183 columns with elegant sculptures. the hall is all decorated with embroidery Thangka, figures of Buddha and murals. It is said that the hall is able to contain 8,000 people. The monastery also conserving countless ancient literatures and Buddhist scriptures. My guide told us that walking around the monastery will bring good luck. For we are not travel in peak season, there is few travelers in the monastery. Our gu

    147 2018-07-03

  • HOT Travel Notes: 7 days Lhasa, Shigatse & Everest Tour

    Travel Notes: 7 days Lhasa, Shigatse & Everest Tour

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    After a year's preparation, I finally managed to go Tibet and Everest. This is an impressive journey for me, so I am going to share my experience here. It will be so pleased for me if you can learn sth from my words. Plan For a traveler, Tibet is a must-go destination, the Everest is a must-see attraction. And for me, not visiting Mount Everest, not being Tibet. Itinerary I booked a tour in Tibet Trip Booking, a 7 days & 6 nights private tour. Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa Day 2 Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street Day 3 Yamdroktso, Karuola Glacier, Palcho Monastery Day 4 Arrive Everest Base Camp Day 5 Everest Base Camp Day 6 Tashilhunpo Monastery Day 7 Leaving Equipment Winter jacket, down jacket, climbing boots. I travelled in June, it is warmer in many places, except Everest

    322 2018-07-03

  • HOT Travel Notes: One Day with Namtso

    Travel Notes: One Day with Namtso

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    About itinerary Time: August 14, 2017 Travel companion: Me and my 3 friends Transport: Group travel in tour vehicle. Round trip 13 hours from Lhasa to Damxung and arrive in Namtso​. Stay in Namtso for 1.5 hour. Expense: RMB 300 per person, including car fare, tour guide and ticket. From Lhasa to Namtso We arrive Lhasa by train in June 30, 2018 and have a rest. In July 1, we head to Namtso. Early in the morning, we depart when daybreak. The car runs along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway. The highway is smooth and steady. When the sky becomes brighter, the sight view outside becomes clearer. When we drive closer to the snow-capped mountain, we saw the first sunrise in Tibet. The altitude of northern Tibet is relatively high, so it is suitable for yak grazing. The white tents of Tibetans and yak gr

    152 2018-07-03

  • HOT Bahe Town: Convergence of Traffic, Cuisine and Beauty

    Bahe Town: Convergence of Traffic, Cuisine and Beauty

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    In the past 40 years, Bahe Town, Nyingchi​, Tibet has long since turned from an old and backward village into a new and prosperous town. The beautiful scenery of the Nyang River, the mouth-watering cuisine, and the historical Xiuba Beacon Towers, all these paved the way for the development and prosperity of Bahe Town, making it a characteristic small town in the snow-covered plateau. Transportation hub leads development How important is the location of Bahe Town? It is located along the 318 China National Road and is the only way for tourists to drive into Tibet. Moreover, it is the only way to go to the national 5A-level scenic spot, Basumtso. The road to the scenic spot is also the main road of the town. In 1999, local government moved the resident to Xueka Village, and renamed it "

    228 2018-07-02

  • HOT What kind of clothes should I wear in Tibet?

    What kind of clothes should I wear in Tibet?

    Unique plateau landscape, characteristic ethnic culture, Tibet attracting travelers all over the world to this fantastic land. Because of the unique geographic position, causing a flexible weather condition of Tibet. Some travelers said, Tibet has four seasons in a day. So, what to wear when travel to Tibet? We all hope to wear good-looking, practical and portable clothes. Under the flexible weather condition, how to carry clothes for Tibet? Here, we summarized what to wear in four seasons of Tibet. Spring (March to May) In the early spring of March and April, travelers often go Nyingchi​ to appreciate the peach blossom. During this time, the weather is still chilly in Tibet, and there might be snow falls in higher mountains. Come to May, the temperature will gradually increase, and it fe

    217 2018-06-28

  • HOT What to Eat in Tibet? Special Restaurant Recommendation

    What to Eat in Tibet? Special Restaurant Recommendation

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    The diet of Tibetan is mainly beef, mutton and dairy products. This has a lot to do with the local climatic conditions. Common staple foods include: yak meat, tsampa, butter tea, barley wine and various dairy products. Butter tea is delicious, rich in nutrition and can weaken altitude sickness; tsampa is one of the traditional staple foods of Tibetan herdsmen; yak meat is natural, healthy, tender and delicious. The unique geographical environment has contributed to local dietary habits. Tibetan food will surely impress your trip to Tibet. Here, we summerized some famous restaurants in Tibet for you. Tibetan Family Kitchen Location: No.1 Pozhang Saba Alley, 

    380 2018-06-25

  • HOT Tibet Airport Group Construction Project Launched

    Tibet Airport Group Construction Project Launched

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    In order to further promote the construction of the Tibet civil aviation airport and improve the layout of the Tibet airport network, the China Civil Aviation assistance Tibet airport group construction project has officially started. At present, Tibet has 5 civil airports of Lhasa Kongga International Airport, Qamdo Bangda Airport, Nyingchi Milin Airport, Ngari​ Kunsha Airport and Shigatse Airport. In order to further promote the construction of the Tibet civil airport and complete the infrastructure shortcomings of Tibet aviation, China Civil Aviation Administration proposed a "3+1" assistance in construction project. "3" refers to the three newly-built extension airport projects in Lonzi, Tingri and Puland, and "1" refers to the second runway project at Lha

    267 2018-06-13

  • HOT Tibetan Paper – Recording of Thousand Years

    Tibetan Paper – Recording of Thousand Years

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    Before the papermaking technology introduced to ancient Tibet, Tibetans used bark, stone piece, bone, wood piece, sheepskin and other materials for writing. After Wencheng Princess brought in the papermaking technology, Tibetans still facing the problem of material for it was hard to find bamboo, paddy or fishnet that was used to make paper in middle China. However, after years of discovery, the craftsmen finally created the special Tibetan paper.(Tibetan paper) Tibetan paper is made from bark fiber and the root fiber of wolfsbane (scientific name: Stellera chamaejasme Linn.). Wolfsbane has colorful flower but contains poison, so it offers perfect features for Tibetan paper, such as moth-resistance, anti-corrasion, anti-discoloration, tough texture and wear-resistance. For the superior cha

    225 2018-06-08

  • HOT Advices of Taking Pictures of the Stars in Tibet

    Advices of Taking Pictures of the Stars in Tibet

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    Tibet is a good place for pictures of stars, for plateau area is close to the sky, and is free from city light pollution. However, it is not an easy job to shoot the stars in Tibet, so we summarized pieces of advice for you.​(Starry sky of Dumxung County, Tibet) First, take a tripod with you. There could be strong wind at night of Tibet, especially when you are in the wild or near the lakes. It requires long exposure time when taking pictures of the stars and a little vibration may ruin your work. Don’t regard the tripod as a heavy burden, you need it to shoot your photography works. Second, bring a single-lens reflex camera if you have. Although normal camera or a smartphone can do the job, but your work may full of noisy point, or you will find it hard to adjust the suitable aperture or

    218 2018-06-04

  • HOT Tibet Photographing Notifications

    Tibet Photographing Notifications

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    When come to Tibet, you will have the chance to visit the Potala Palace, Mount Everest, the holy lakes, and the faces of devoted Tibetans. Tibet's natural landscape, cultural custom and religious attract tourists from all over the world. However, when visiting Tibet, please restrain your camera or smartphone to respect Tibetan culture. Nearly all Tibetans believe in Buddhism. When the children are very young, they are taken by the elders to the monasteries for worshipping. In the monasteries, we must keep quiet, seated upright, and must not sit in the seat of a living Buddha. Moreover, it is not allowed to touch the scriptures, Buddha statues, murals and implements by hand, and we should never cross over them. Do not spitting, smoking or making loud noises. Do not take photos without t

    237 2018-06-04

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