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As “the roof of the world”, Tibet remains a mysterious Buddhist kingdom in this info age. Though locked away in the recess of the Himalaya, it has been a magnet for travelers from all over the world. You may have pictured it as a land of treasures or a long-lost Shangri-la full of marvel and mystery. Maybe you are sick of being bombed by all kinds of contrasting information from the media, so why not join in SHF to explore the real Tibet? Start your Shanghai Tibet tour now!

What to see and do in Tibet

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For travelers, Tibet is without doubt one of the most remarkable places to visit in Asia. It offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking high-altitude treks, stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most likeable peoples you will ever meet. Lhasa, in Tibetan, “The Land of Gods”, is the spiritual and political capital of Tibet, where numerous tourist and cultural sites can be found. Potala Palace, the holy sanctuary of Tibetan Buddhism, is a 13-storied imposing palace which was once the residence of Dalai Lama. Now it is an impressive and must-go site when people travel to Tibet. Much of Lhasa has been replaced by post-1950 Chinese developments with only a small quarter under renovation to attract tourists. It is still worth to take a stroll through the old part of Lhasa and buy goods from Tibetan vendors, who sometimes come from remote villages of Tibet.

Besides Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery and Jokhang Temple are the most famous. Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet, which means "The Estate that fulfills one's Wishes” in Tibetan. Tashilhunpo Monastery is its major historic attraction. Mt. Kailas, the near-legendary mountain in western Tibet is holy to both Hinduism and Buddhism. People come from far away lands to perform a pilgrimage, one even circle the mountain on the stomach. The mountain is the source of four major Asian rivers.



The transportation of Tibet is poorly developed, with the exception of the world’s highest railway line----5072m Tangula Pass on Qinghai–Tibet Railway, which makes it possible to travel to Tibet in 2009 by train. You can also fly to Lhasa and the ticketing booking service is available in SHF.

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Weather and best visiting time



Though the climate varies greatly in different regions of Tibet, due to its special geographic location, generally speaking, the best time to visit Tibet is May to October.

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Tibet Tour

Special geographic location and featured culture make Tibet one of the most mysterious places in the world. High altitude highly demands physical condition. Mt. Everest trip is the most adventurous. On this highland live the simple and guileless Tibetans. They mostly have religious belief in Tibetan Buddhism and worship Dalai Lama. Intelligent and diligent Tibetans built the majestic Potala Palace and ingenious monasteries. Currently transportation to Tibet is much more convenient, more trains and trains arriving Lhasa. Every visitor came with admiration and left Tibet with their lifetime memories. Come and unveil its mystery with your own insight.

Awesome Potala Palace was the must-see for travelers to Lhasa. This grand palace was firstly built 17th century for welcoming the Princess Wencheng from Tang Dynasty of China to marry Tibetan king of the time, Songtsen Gampo.
Namtso Lake is the holy lake to Tibetans. Limpid water looks azure under pure sky. This world’s highest saltwater lake is always the spotlight for travelers there.
Monasteries, such as Drepung, Sera, and Ganden monasteries are the highlights of Tibet travel. Featured buildings, solemn statues and lamas in red clothes…..
Find unique Tibet-style handicrafts in Barkhor Street where you possibly see devout pilgrims passing by.
Never miss a visit to Jokhang Temple, the spiritual site of Tibet.
Visit a Tibetan family and you will find more about these mysterious and austere people . This is more vivid than any reports from media.
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