Chinese Name: 西藏 English IPA: xizang Location: Tibet is located to the south-west of China, also bordering India, Nepal, Burma and Bhutan. Population (city): Tibet's population is about 2.3 million Language: both Tibetan and Mandarin Chinese Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Tibet is a word that referred real Shangri-La, the forbidden land and the holy land of your innermost desire. When people refer Tibet, they will describe this land as the roof of the world. Due to the high altitude, Tibet is a land of snows as well as a mysterious place to explore. Snow mountains and grasslands, scattered herds of yak and nomads on the plateau, spectacular monasteries and unsophisticated smiles, tranquil lake and transparent blue sky, all can be seen on this magic land. Tibet is a province of natural wonder, a treasury of cultural relics and a destination of attractive adventure.
Tibet is divided into one municipality and six prefectures, with Lhasa its municipality and Shigatse, Ngari, Shannan, Chamdo, Nagqu as well as Nyingchi. The major cities and towns such as Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsedang locate in the central and southern area.
Other Destinations in Tibet
Climate & When to Go
Tibet weather in spring Tibet’s spring is from March to May. In spring, most tourists travel to Shannan, Shigatse, Lhasa and Nyingchi prefectures. There are lots of travellers to Nyingchi to see the peach blossom. These prefectures are suitable for a tour all year round. In spring, the temperature of Lhasa at night could fall to -2℃, -3℃, and in daytime, the temperature will rise to 10℃. The climate in Nyingchi is milder in spring and the air is not [...]
Festivals and Activities
Time of the Tibetan New Year Tibetan New YearThe time of the Tibetan New year is on the first day of the first month of Tibetan calendar. Due to the algorithms, the Tibetan New Year and Lunar New Year's date is not exactly the same. Generally speaking, there are four cases: the Tibetan New Year's Day and the Lunar New Year completely overlap, different by one day, by one month or one month and one day. According to the Tibetan [...]
1. Plan in advance — at least 20 days before your departure. 2. You need a Tibet Entry Permit to enter Tibet. 3. Choose the best time to go — May to October. 4. Pack/carry/wear what you need. 5. Keep healthy — high altitude means 30% less oxygen. 6. Fly into Tibet and take a train out. 7. Don't miss the must-see attractions. 8. Respect the Tibetan people and avoid trouble. 9. Know the local conditions and lower your expectations. [...]
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