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China to open Tibet wider without relaxing the special permit system

January 13, 2019 3:59 am0 comments
China to open Tibet wider without relaxing the special permit system

(TibetanReview.net, Jan12’19) – China is to open Tibet wider to the outside world not by relaxing the special permit system but only by speeding up the process a bit for overseas tourists and by enhancing interconnectivity in terms of transport and business infrastructure. Tibet will build “a big routeway of […]

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Non-Chinese foreigners to get faster tourist visa to Tibet

January 11, 2019 4:01 pm0 comments
Non-Chinese foreigners to get faster tourist visa to Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Jan11’19) – With an aim to increase their number by 50 percent, Chinese authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) will halve the time it takes for a foreign tourists applying to visit the region this year, reported China’s official chinadaily.com.cn Jan 10. Travellers other than from China needs a […]

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China opens second visitor route in the Potala to accommodate surging tourist numbers

July 24, 2018 6:42 pm0 comments
China opens second visitor route in the Potala to accommodate surging tourist numbers

(TibetanReview.net, Jul24, 2018) – Though constructed centuries ago with timber and clay and therefore fragile, China has decided to open a new route for visitors within Tibet’s Potala Palace, a UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site, to let in an ever-surging number of tourists. “We usually receive about 2,000 tourists a day, […]

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1.45 million visited the Potala in 2017

May 24, 2018 11:25 pm1 comment
1.45 million visited the Potala in 2017

(TibetanReview.net, May24, 2018) – China said May 23 that a total of 1.45 million tourists had visited the Potala, the historical winter residence of successive Dalai Lamas and the secretariat of the Tibetan government until 1959, during last year. The palace suffered structural damages during China’s bombardments in the 1959 […]

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Tourists get free entry to Potala for 3 months, starting Feb 1

February 2, 2018 11:09 pm0 comments
Tourists get free entry to Potala for 3 months, starting Feb 1

(TibetanReview.net, Feb02, 2018) – While China has a daily limit for the number of tourists allowed to visit the Potala Palace in Tibet’s capital Lhasa during the peak tourism season, ostensibly to protect the UNESCO World Heritage site from over-crowing, visiting this historical winter residence of the successive Dalai Lama’s […]

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