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10th Mt. Everest Cultural Tourism Festival will be Launched at Shigatse at the End of August

Time:2012-08-15By: LeoSource: Tibet.cn

Mindroling Monastery under the blue sky

The 10th Mt. Everest Cultural Tourism Festival in Shigatse Prefecture will be launched between August 26th and 28th according to the press conference held on August 13th. Various activities will be included in the festival, such as artistic performance, commodities exchange, trade fair, exploitation of tour routes, cuisine competition and so on.

The cultural tourism festival aims at marketing the tourism products to the enterprises both in and out Tibet. It will mainly demonstrate the tourism products in Shigatse Area, especially the local style handicrafts. The festival would also invite some famous photographers here to catch the fascinating natural landscapes in Shigatse so as to make more tourists know Shigatse.

Shihatse Prefecture is located at the southwest border of China. It borders on India, Nepal and Bhutan. Shigatse City is the second largest city in Tibet with a history of more than 600 years. It is a famous historic and cultural city and is also noted as the residence of Panchen Lamas. It has been one of the must-visiting regions on Tibet Plateau for tourists planning to join the Tibet train tour packages. Shigatse Prefecture is a famous tourist attraction on Tibet Plateau with rich natural spots and cultural relics.

Shigatse keeps attracting a large number of tourists both at home and abroad with its magnificent and fascinating natural landscapes of mountains. The rich cultural relics in Shigatse (such as Tashilhunpo Monastery, Zongshan Castles and Pala Manor) offer tourists the chance to explore the profound history and culture of Tibet while appreciating the magnificent natural landscapes. Tourists choose the Tibet tour packages which included some scenic spots in Shigatse would have the chance to enjoy the charm of the mysterious land.

Shigatse Prefecture has successfully held 9 Mt. Everest Cultural Tourism Festivals since 2001. The festival not only greatly improved the image of Shigatse Prefecture among tourists both at home and abroad, but also promoted the coordinated growth of the various industries in Shigatse. This year, Shogatse Prefecture is planning to attract more investment, commodities exchange and tourism promotion.

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