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Tibet Travel Guide is dedicated to provide the general information you want to know about Tibet travel. Our Tibet regional guide will enrich your knowledge about different parts of this holy land. At the same time, here you can find detailed information about the featured travel attractions. As most Tibet travel guide books say, it takes a year or even a lifetime to explore this pure paradise. As soon as you step onto this mysterious land and follow the tracks of the pilgrims, you will not only be immediately attracted by the snow-clad peaks, the wonderful mountains and rivers, but also the brilliant Tibetan culture and the unique, mysterious customs of the highland. Tibet travel is famous for its imposing scenery, culture and history, which firmly rooted in Tibetan religion. Hope Tibet Travel Guide will offer good references when you planning your Tibet trips.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • What about the meal standard in Tibet?
    Tibet is still relatively developed, what we eat in mainland China, you almost can taste here. In Tibet, Sichuan dish is the main food. There are many Sichuan dish restaurants in every county, town and villages. In each city, there are many other cuisines joined in, such as: Guangdong cuisine, Hunan cuisine, Jiangsu and Zhejiang cuisine, etc. Food in the city is relatively cheap, and restaurants on the road are more expensive, due to all their food is from the nearby county town. Therefore, regarding the food on the road, if it is a la carte, will be a little more expensive. But if the team member is large, you may ask the tour guide to help to arrange, and the standard is start with RMB 30 per person. However, in the more remote places, the dishes are mainly Tibetan food and Sichuan food, and the price is more expensive. Therefore, suggests those who go to the Norther Line of Ngari, can prepare some dry food, as the meal point is not very punctual especially in the process of driving.
  • Is it easy to take a taxi in Lhasa and how will it be charged?
    There are many taxies in Lhasa, but most of them are around Barkhor Street. Hence there are large crowds, it is not easy to get a taxi over there. However, the taxi driver is willing to take the other strangers as long as they route are the same, and will not ask the permission of the first customer’s opinion. In Lhasa, the Taxi fee start with: RMB 10.00 / 3KM, and later will charge about RMB 2.00/km.
  • Is there any free or half-price ticket for children?
    Free ticket for children under 1.2 meters in the Potala Palace, you may take the children directly to the ticket booth, which has a height measurement site. Free ticket for children under age of 10 in Jokhang Monastery and most of the scene, but required to provide the proof of age. In addition, students who are under 12 years have to provide identity card and student ID card. All the mentioned concessions are for all Chinese and Taiwan compatriots only. This treatment is not available to all foreign tourists.
  • Can the luggage be stored somewhere in Lhasa?
    If you carried too much luggage, and do not want to put them on the vehicle, can store them in the hotel in Lhasa. The hotel won’t charge the extra fee, but suggested to carry all the valuable belongs with you.
  • Is there any place can use foreign credit cards?
    Under normal circumstances, guests are advised to bring some cash with them as far as possible. Only a few five-star hotels in Lhasa can use foreign credit cards. Ordinary restaurants and hotels are cannot use the foreign credit cards. Regarding withdraw cash, the tourists may go to Bank of China in Lhasa, but the procedure is kind complicated, will take some time.
  • What languages do Tibetan guides speak?
    Tibet includes many different language guides: Mandarines, English, Korean, Japanese, Germany, French, and Spanish etc.
  • How to bargain in Tibet?
    You cannot bargain at shopping malls (even as the same for the local Tibetans), but you can bargain for 40% - 50% off at Barkhor Street.
  • How about the quality of the products which sold in the Folk Village?
    There are mixed products are selling, please be careful while selecting products.
  • Are there any fake goods on Barkhor Street?
    Barkhor Street has all kinds of things, and the variety is very complex. As some items are of high value, there are often many imitations, such as: antique, Cordyceps, and saffron etc., include some of the trinkets.
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