2013-01-09
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Make a Tibet Tour in Winter with the Lowest Cost in a Year

Time:2013-01-09By: CherrySource: Wuhan Daily

Outlook of Potala Palace in winter

The average temperature in Tibet is even 5? higher than the average temperature in Beijing in winter, the price of the hotel in winter would be at its lowest in a year, and also there is no time limit or restriction in number of visitors, according to the Introduction & Promotion Conference of the Tibet Tour in Winter held in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

The principal of Tibet Tourism Bureau introduced that not all the regions in Tibet were covered by snows or all the roads were iced up in winter. Actually, Tibet is much warmer than a series of cities in Northern China due to its long sunshine duration and strong ultraviolet. Tourists making a Tibet tour in winter will have the chance to appreciate the golden snow-capped mountains and the blue ice rivers under the lovely sunshine. Tourists be enthusiastic in photographing could always take some wonderful pictures in this season with high visibility.

In addition, there is no time limit or restriction in number of visitors in the most noted cultural spots, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tashilhunpo Monastery and so on. All the scenic areas in Lhasa, Shannan Prefecture, Shigatase Prefecture would be opened to tourists normally. Winter is the most economical season to make a Tibet tour. Take Shannan Prefecture as an example, all the scenic spots in Shannan Prefecture would offer a 30-50 percent discount for tourists in the admission price. The hotels would also offer a 30-40 percent discount for the clients. At the same time, there would also be certain discount in the air tickets and it would not be so difficult to get a train ticket compared to the other seasons.

Pay a Visit to Potala Palace in Winter is Well Worth

The admission price of Potala Palace is 200 RMB in the high season and it would lower to 100 RMB in the low season. Generally, Potala Palace would open to visitors with 100 RMB between November and April. Though there is only a small difference in price, it is also an obvious attraction for tourists. Tourists making a Tibet tour in winter and willing to pay a visit to Potala Palace don't need to reserve the entrance ticket in advance. It should be noted that there is always a large number of tourists waiting to enter into Potala Palace each day and there is strict time limit and restriction in number of visitors in the high season.

Peach Blossom Festival in Nyingchi will be Held in March 2013

The annual Peach Blossom Festival in Nyingchi would be held at the turn of winter and spring. This year, tourists making a Tibet tour in winter and pay a visit to Nyingchi will have the chance to witness the beautiful peach blossoms by Niyang River and enjoy the Tibetan feast in Gala Vilalge. A series of traditional Tibetan style competitions and performances will also be added into the celebration of the Peach Blossom Festival so as to offer tourists the chance to experience the local Tibetan folk customs.

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