Month

February 2018
Yunnan Tibet Railway belongs to the “Five Railways to Tibet” together with Qinghai Tibet Railway, Sichuan Tibet Railway, Xinjiang Tibet Railway and Gansu Tibet Railway. Various cultures from different ethnic groups and many fascinating attractions along the railway make it in great expectation. Started in 2009, some sections have already been open to traffic, while others are...
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Shanghai Lhasa Flights which will take about 6 hours. These two flights depart daily and one will make a stop at Xian while another will make stops at Chongqing. Shanghai Lhasa Flights Timetable & Fare Flight No. Plane Model Depart Arrival Run Time MU2335 JET 07:50 14:30 6h 40m Stop-Xian TV9802 319 14:15 20:10 5h 55m...
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Banggong Tso Lake, which means “the long, narrow enchanting lake” in the Tibetan language, is located on the way from Shiquanhe to Doima Township. It is also known as the “swan lake” of the border (it is the place where China borders the Indian Kashmir). It has an altitude of 4,241 meters, with a total...
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Every other day, there is one train runs between Chongqing and Lhasa. Train T222 departs from Chongqing at 20:18 and arrives at Lhasa on the third day at 16:35. The city is one of the major starting points for trains to Tibet, and the journey by train to Lhasa covers 3,030km taking around 35 hours. For visitors who...
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After four years of construction, the high-elevation Lhasa – Shigatse Railway was finally open to the public on August 15, 2014. It was an extension line of Qinghai-Tibet Railway with altitudes ranging from 3,600 to 4,000 meters. Z8801was the exact train one needs to take from Lhasa to Shigatse and its return train was Z8802....
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Hardly do people know the place – Golmud, if you are not planning the overland trip to Tibet by train. Golmud is the second biggest city in Qinghai province en route Xining to Lhasa. Golmud, built for mining natural sources such as salt, magnesium etc, has nothing to offer except dry desert. Though less popular...
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Shalu temple is located in Shigatse City, 26 km away from Shigatse, with an altitude of more than 3850 meters. Jetsun Sherab Jungnay founded the Shalu monastery in 1087. Shalu in Tibetan, it means new bud. The site selection of the temple is based on the arrow landing. The arrow falls in the field where...
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What documents are needed before boarding a Tibet train? Taking train to Tibet, you will need a copy of the Tibet Travel Permit before you board a train to Tibet. How far ahead of time should I reserve my Tibet train ticket? Trains to Tibet are few but popular. According to our past experience, you’d...
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The world-renowned Qinghai-Tibet railway refers to the railway that starts from Xining to Lhasa. Not only is the railway itself considered as a man-made wonder in transportation field but also the stunning scenery along the railway line offers a tasty appetizer for tourists who are heading towards Tibet for travel. Some of the must-see scenery...
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1. How to Booking Train tickets? As the Chinese state-owned train station does not sell its tickets on the internet, you have to book the tickets in local or through travel agencies in advance. However, it is impossible to purchase train tickets in local train ticket office in peak travel season, for such a hot tourist...
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Overview of Losar Tibetan New year It is the most significant festival in Tibet. Just as its name implies, the Tibetan New Year takes place on 1st Month of Tibetan calendar. The celebration begins from 29th day twelve month and the festival lasts for about 2 weeks. Tibetan calendar is based on Tibetan astrology and Lunar...
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The Qinghai Lake is already majestic regardless of the season, but it sparkles even more during the spring and summer seasons, once the ice that covers the waters has already melted. It is during this time that thousands upon thousands of birds would drop by the area to feed and even to lay eggs. The...
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The Qinghai Lake (青海湖) or Lake Kokonor is one of the most celebrated natural attractions in Xining. It is a very large lake thatis located in the middle of Haibei and Hainan provinces. The waters are described to be both alkaline and saline. But it’s more known for its deep blue color. The lake itself covers more...
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Kangding County (康定县) could be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see in your life. Although it doesn’t have the pomp and pageantry offered by the glitzy cities of Beijing and Shanghai, it offers the more laid-back “bring yourself close to nature” way of living. It is also primarily uplifted by the many tourist...
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When you’re in an elevated land such as Yading (亚丁), the weather can get very unpredictable and harsh. The winters can bring in strong rains, snow, and sleet that visibility is definitely poor. However, if you come during the end days of October, you’ll find the surroundings more pleasant, and you’ll have a grand time on...
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The Pudacuo National Park (普达措国家公园) is one of the most protected areas in the country. Opening just in 2007, the park has garnered a lot of attention from the locals and foreigners because of its immense natural beauty. The national park is actually very accessible since it’s located within Shangri-la and thus close to the bustling town....
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There are countless mountains that are scattered all over one of the biggest countries in the world. What makes Meili Snow Mountain (梅里雪山) special? We can cite a lot of reasons. This mountain range is spectacular in so many ways. It is a range that is made up of no less than 10 peaks, a lot of...
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If you happen to find yourself in the Three Parallel Rivers Park, it’s very important you don’t miss out on the Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡). It’s currently dubbed as the deepest in the planet. It runs for more than 10 kilometers and is composed of three sections, with different water temperaments. The upper section, where the...
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Most of the civilizations are founded near rivers: Tigris and Euphrates, Ganges, and the Yangtze. The waters from them fuel the development of agriculture, among others. Three of the most important ones—Mekong, Yangtze, and Salween—pass through the Yunnan Province. This, however, is just half of what makes it remarkable. Although these three flow simultaneously, they...
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