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Potala Palace

based on material from China Tourism Magazine Bimonthly by National Tourism Administration of China


The Yarlung Zangbo River
The Yarlung Zangbo River

Though there is no railway link, Tibet has already opened two airports, one in Lhasa, the regional capital, the other in Chengdu, linking it with Chengdu, Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, and Kathmandu. Travel by air can provide you an opportunity to appreciate the unique scenery of the sea clouds and the rolling snow-covered mountain peaks from a height of 10,000 meters.

There are five highways leading to Tibet. The Qinghai-Tibet Highway and the China-Nepal Highway which connects Nepal with Tibet at Zhangmu Port of Entry are the busiest two road links, The other three are the Xinjiang-Tibet Highway, Sichuan-Tibet Highway, and Yunnan-Tibet Highway. The Sichuan-Tibet and Yunnan-Tibet links are not accessible to overseas tourists yet, but for Chinese travelers all the roads lead to Tibet. Transport condition on parts of the southern section of the Sichuan-Tibet Highway is still difficult, however,
Gold-plated roof
Gold-plated roof

it is along this section that you can find numerous tourist attractions including the scenic Raog Lake, the ancient and unique Karo Ruins and Chambaling Monastery, as well as a folklore culture different from that of the areas around Lhasa.

Travel within the region is quite convenient, since the autonomous region has built a sound highway network reaching Lhasa in every direction.

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