Tibet News

Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China saw a record 3.15 million air passengers in 2014, up 14 percent from the previous year, according to regional civil aviation authorities on Wednesday.
A good news is coming, the train from Lhasa to Shigatse will be on the rail next year. After the train starts, the time it costs from Lhasa to Shigatse will be shorter in 2-3 hours. Travellers will enjoy faster and more comfortable journey.
Now there are more than one airports in Tibet, such as in Lhasa, Shigatse, Nyingchi, Chamdo, and Ngari. Furthermore in two years the Tibet train will stretch out to Shigatse.
According to Tibet Tourism Bureau, a few new policies are now adopted in the process of the application for Tibet permit.
We recently receive several reports from our clients that by using certain device, a few of our competitors spread negative and untruthful articles and threads against us in the internet, with the basic intention of demeaning our service and our business with this naïve yet utmost unfair behavior.
Researchers in the Himalayas have uncovered a woolly rhinoceros fully a million years older than the ones that roamed Europe and Asia in the ice age.
Tibet opens its first five-star hotel 12,000ft above sea level (but don't worry, all rooms have oxygen tanks)
Travel agents say foreign tourists will be barred from going to Tibet until the end of July
As of the end of 2010, Tibet had established 47 nature reserves of various kinds with a total area of 413,700 square kilometers and also established 21 ecological function protection zones.
In its 12th Five-year Plan, Tibet aims to attract 15 million visitors each year by 2015, with the annual tourist revenue expected to hit 15 billion yuan in the next five years.
The government has invested more than 57 million yuan (about 8.8 million U.S. Dollars) to maintain the ruins of the famed Guge Dynasty, an ancient kingdom in western Tibet Autonomous Region, local authorities said.
The preservation project of Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Ahead of the third anniversary of the March 14 riots in Tibet, a top official from the region said the government would pay more attention to preserving Tibetan culture to address rising concerns about imbalanced growth.
Blacktop highway will reach all counties in Tibet during the 12th Five-Year Program period (2011-2015), said Li Shenglin, China's transport minister, during the ongoing parliamentary session.