Traveling to Tibet FAQs and Tips

Here are answers to your frequently asked questions related to travel to China's Tibetan Autonomous Region.
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

WildChina Getaways: Short Escapes to Extraordinary Places

Sometimes you’re in the mood for an epic adventure across foreign lands, but other days you’re just looking for a weekend away in a new city. WildChina’s Getaways Collection is made for getting the most...
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Ethnic Minorities of China

Breaking the Winter Cycle: Lhasa, Tibet

  For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, this time of year is one of mixed feelings. On one hand, the changing of the seasons is a welcome period of transition, in which we...
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Rice Terraces in the south of China

New York Times Places to Go for 2012: Lhasa and Moganshan!

Earlier this week, The New York Times posted “The 45 Places to Go in 2012.” Everyone at WildChina was excited to see that Lhasa, Tibet (#9) and Moganshan, a village outside of Shanghai (#18),  made...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

Tibet Expressway Opens

Travel to Tibet just got more convenient: the government has just finished a 38km highway linking Gonggar airport and Lhasa. At the ribbon-cutting on the 17th, government officials including Xi Jinping officially opened the 4...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

Autumn destinations: Tibet

On the ‘Roof of the World,’ the sky is the limit when it comes to exploration. Given Tibet‘s diverse cultural, historical and religious marvels, it is no wonder that travelers from all over the world...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Tips for Avoiding Altitude Sickness

In Tibet, “the Roof of the World”, Lhasa is one of the most beautiful cities on earth. At an elevation of 3,650 meters above sea level (11,975 feet), it’s also one of the highest. Ihave...
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Sho Dun Festival in Tibet

Want to Visit Lhasa? Now’s the Time.

Working for a travel company, people often ask me where they should visit in China. While it always depends on the season and the situation, right now I've got a clear favorite: Tibet, and now...
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