China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Attracts More and More Tourists

No longer a high-altitude city in forbidding winter, but a fascinating tourist attraction, the wintery charms of Lhasa, capital of China’s Tibet autonomous region, are attracting more and more tourists from across the globe.

Winter in Tibet is not just a harsh season that is cold, dry and short of greenery and oxygen, and the region is now promoting its “Winter Tour in Tibet” campaign, which is being held from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, said Wang Songping, director of the regional tourism bureau.

“The winter scenery in Tibet is of magical splendor compared to summer days. The sunshine is more pure and transparent, and the lakes are more blue and surrounded by primeval forest,” he said, adding that wintertime Tibet is waiting to be discovered.

Travel agencies in Tibet are offering various tourism programs, including an in-depth tour of the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, a tour of Mt. Everest and a trip to the birthplace of Tibetan culture.

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