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2013 Tibet Shoton Festival to be Held in Lhasa from Aug 6 to Aug 12 HOT

The Shoton Festival — the most celebrated traditional festival in Tibet— will be held in Lhasa from Aug 6 to Aug 12. ... Read More>>

More Trains Added from Lhasa for Summer from Jul 1 HOT

From July 1, Lhasa Railway Station will undergo changes regarding some of its routes, with some extra trains being temporarily added. ... Read More>>

Potala Palace Becomes Tibet’s First National 5A Class Tourist Attraction HOT

Last January, Potala Palace was named one of China’s national 5A class tourist attractions by the National Tourism Administration in Beijing. ... Read More>>

Lhasa-Xining Train Route Opens in June HOT

A new train route from Lhasa to Xining is scheduled to launch in June 2013 and operate until mid-October. ... Read More>>

Lhasa-Shenzhen Flight Route Opens Jan 21 HOT

Tibet Airlines will open a new flight route between Lhasa and Shenzhen on January 21. Flights are scheduled daily. ... Read More>>

1000+ Lhasa Households Finally Get Central Heating HOT

On December 5, more than one thousand households in four of Lhasa’s residential areas were given access to central heating for the first time ever. The city is aiming to increase that number to 114 residential areas (or 40,521 total households) by year’s ...... Read More>>

Lhasa’s New Dragon Gate Hostel Offering “Bring a Book, Stay 2 Nights Free” Promotion HOT

From now until March 2013, New Dragon Gate Hostel in Lhasa is offering a very unusual promotion: guests receive a free two-night stay if they bring the hostel a book for its library. You can register your stay at the hostel’s Weibo account ...... Read More>>

World’s Highest National Park Opens in Tibet HOT

Qomolangma National Park, the world's highest national park by elevation, is now open in Tibet's Xigaze Prefecture. The attraction includes 5 peaks higher than 8,000 meters (including Mt. Everest), 10 peaks rising between 7,000-8,000 meters, 2 ecological ...... Read More>>

Half Price Entrance Fee for Lhasa’s Potala Palace from Nov 1 HOT

Entrance fees to the Potala Palace in Lhasa have been slashed by half since November 1 as the low tourist season begins. Entrance now costs 100 RMB per person and no pre-booking is required. It is estimated that the reduced prices will apply until April ...... Read More>>

Lhasa’s Namucuo National Park Now Open HOT

Namucuo National Park, Lhasa's first national park, officially opened to the public on October 23. The park covers an area of 1.06 million hectares and features such incredible sights as Nyainqentanglha mountain peak (念青唐古拉山主峰), Huponiao Island ...... Read More>>

Automatic Ticket Machines Now Available at Lhasa Railway Station HOT

Automatic ticket machines are now available at Lhasa Railway Station. The process is simple: select a departure city (default is Lhasa), departure date, arrival city, train number, number of tickets, seat or bed type (default is hard sleeper), confirm, ...... Read More>>

"Winter Service Hours” for 25 Bus Lines in Lhasa Begin on Oct 1 HOT

Now that passenger volume has returned to normal, the k9812 train from Lhasa to Xining, which originally opened to help alleviate travel congestion from Lhasa to other parts of the mainland, has closed all operations. See also: Qinghai Opens First Direct ...... Read More>>

Tibet’s First Tourism Center Now Open In Lhasa HOT

Tibet's first tourism center is now officially open in Lhasa. The center will serve as a hub for passengers traveling to all parts of Tibet, as well as a central resource for information and ticket purchasing. Getting there: take bus No. 14 to the Lhasa ...... Read More>>

Returned Tibetan Cultural Artifacts on Display in Lhasa Until Sept 25 HOT

Tibetan cultural artifacts, returned to China from overseas collectors, will be on public display at the Tibetan Museum until September 25. The exhibition features 101 sacred relics, including 39 statues, 39 Buddhist Talisman and 23 Thang-ga paintings. ...... Read More>>

Tibet Airlines to Open Lhasa–Chongqing–Shanghai Flight Route on Sep 1 HOT

Tibet Airlines recently announced that it will open a Lhasa - Chongqing - Shanghai flight route on September 1. The new route will operate daily, and will take approximately five hours from Lhasa to Shanghai. Departure and arrival times have not yet been ...... Read More>>

Potala Palace Extends Hours During Summer Season HOT

Over the course of July, the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, saw a substantial increase in the number of national tourists. To satisfy the surge of visitors, exhibition hours have been extended for the summer season (May 1-October 31). The palace is now open ...... Read More>>

"2012 China Lhasa Shoton Festival" Offers Hosts of Events August 17-23 HOT

The 2012 China Lhasa Shoton Festival is scheduled to begin in Lhasa August 17, and will run until the 23. This year’s Shoton festival includes: Traditional Buddhism themed shows and Tibetan Opera as the two main events, as well as yak racing, rodeo, ...... Read More>>

Daily Express Train from Lhasa to Guangzhou to Open July 9 HOT

On July 9, the T266 train running every other day from Lhasa to Guangzhou (with a transfer stop at West Xining Station) will become a daily passenger train. The train will depart from the Lhasa Railway Station at 12:05 (formerly 12:08) and arrive in ...... Read More>>

Oriental Red Cinema Officially Opens in Lhasa HOT

After two years of construction, the Oriental Red Cinema in Lhasa finally opened its doors this May. A total of 12 million RMB were invested into the project, which is spread over three floors and offers a number of services; the first floor houses a ...... Read More>>

New Lhasa-Xining Train Hits the Rails HOT

A new Xining-bound train (L9815/6) is now available for travellers in Lhasa. The train departs from Xining West Station at 19:22 and arrives in Lhasa the next day at 18:30; the return journey departs Lhasa at 12:05 and arrives back in Xining at 10:37 the ...... Read More>>

BLACK YAK Opens First Store in Lhasa HOT

On April 26, BLACK YAK, the outdoor sports brand, opened its first store in Lhasa on the fourth floor of the Baiyi Department Store. The brand specialises in the sale of clothing and equipment for outdoor activities, such as mountain climbing, camping, etc. ...... Read More>>

Tibet Airlines to Operate Night Flights Starting this June HOT

Tibet Airlines will begin operating its first night flight as early as June this year, making it the third airline in China after Air China and China Eastern, capable of operating night flights. The flight is expected to become a long-term fixture in Tibet ...... Read More>>

10th Spring Mountaineering Meeting Held on April 28th HOT

The 10th Spring Mountaineering Meeting will be held at the Tibet Mountaineering Team's Yangbajian Mountain training base outside of Lhasa from April 28th to May 8th. Mountaineers will have the chance to ascend the Qizi Peak (启孜峰) and the Tanglaangqu Peak ...... Read More>>

Tibet Airlines Begins Summer Flight Schedule HOT

Tibet Airlines recently implemented its summer flight schedule. Among the changes, the Lhasa-Beijing flight (CA4126) from Gonggar Airport has been adjusted from a 13:00 departure to a 10:00 departure. See also: New Faster Lhasa-Lanzhou Flight Route Coming Soon... Read More>>

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