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Information about traveling to Tibet, visas, permits, how to get to Tibet, what to see and what to do in Tibet.

The Yak - Iconic Mammal of the Tibetan Plateau
The Yak - a common animal found in Tibetan parts of China

Ten Glorious Days in Tibet
Here's a ten day itinerary in Tibet that will take you to Lhasa, through the Potala Palace, Drepung and Sera Monasteries, drive you into Gyantse and Shigatse and take you all the way to 5,100m where the highest monastery in the world sits at the base of the North Face of Mount Everest.

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway commenced operation on July 2, 2006 opening a link for Lhasa to the rest of China's rail network.

Drepung Monastery
A profile of Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet

Tibetan Shoton Festival
A profile of the traditional Tibetan Shoton Festival celebrating the end of the monks' meditation retreats.

Sera Monastery
A profile of the Sera Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet.

Tibet Photo Gallery
View images from Lhasa to Shigatse, the Potala Palace, soaring mountain scapes and amazing Tibetan skies.

How to Get to Lhasa, Tibet
You can travel to Lhasa, Tibet, via air, rail or overland via limited routes. Find out how to get to Tibet.

Tibet Attractions
Just eight suggestions on what to see while you're in Tibet. These are the "biggies", but suffice it to say that anything you see in Tibet will be impressive and will leave you transfixed by this amazing country and its gentle people.

Tibet and China: History of a Complex Relationship
History of the relationship between Tibet & China by our Asian History Guide.

Dalai Lama Profile
A profile of the Dalai Lama, currently in exile in northern India, by About Guide to Agnosticism/Atheism.

Tibet Through Chinese Eyes
Fascinating article by Chine expert Peter Hessler on the situation in Tibet. Written in 1999, it still gives insight to the situation today.

Taking Kids to Tibet
Deciding Whether or Not to Take Kids Along to Tibet

Visitor's Guide to Tibet Travel
Tibet is a beautiful place full of gentle Tibetans scratching out an existence under harsh circumstances. Nonetheless, see Tibet as it is and make your own judgments. Understand the restrictions around travel to Tibet and find out how to get there.

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