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Shannan Prefecture in Tibet is planning to achieve a total tourism revenue of 0.58 billion RMB in 2013

Time:2013-5-30By: LeoSource: Tibet Daily

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It is reported that Shannan Tourism Bureau is planning to receive more than 1.58 million visitors and realize a total tourism revenue of 0.58 billon RMB.

To improve the reception ability, Shannan Prefecture is attached great importance in the strategic planning of the local tourism industry. They are planning to enhance and improve the tourism industry in central Shannan Prefecture, develop the tourism industry in western Shannan Prefecture and promote the tourism industry in eastern Shannan Prefecture. Great emphasis was also put into the construction of the Yarlung Zangbo River Sightseeing Belt. The harmonious integration of the tourism, sightseeing and ecology attract a large number of tourists interested in both the natural scenery and culture in Shannan Prefecture. The local rural home inns in the villages in Shannan have been the choice for a large quantity of domestic tourists willing to taste the local specialties and explore the traditional folk customs.

To meet the demand of tourists from different corners of the world, Shanna Tourism Bureau also put great efforts in improving the reception ability of the hotels in Tsedang. Currently, the 4-star standard Tsedang Hotel is the local best hotel. The relevant department is planning to introduce more noted hotels with better service facilities into Tsedang from other places.

The rich cultural tourism resources in Shannan Prefecture laid solid foundation for the local tourism development. Actually, the tourism industry in Shannan is not as well developed as Lhasa though it is the cradle land of the mysterious Tibetan civilization. Yumbu Lakhang and Samye Monastery are known as the first palace and first monastery in the history of Tibet. Except for the historical and cultural resources, the fascinating Yamdrok Yumtso and Yarlung Zangbo River are also attractive sightseeing spots in Shannan Prefecture.

In addition of get these historical relics and natural sites well preserved, Shannan Tourism Bureau is also planning to upgrade the basic hardware facilities and improve the local service quality. Make tourists enjoy a pleasant time in Shannan has been an important target of the workers in local tourism industry.

According to statistics provided by Shannan Tourism Bureau, Shannan has received more foreign visitors than domestic visitors. Some of the foreign friends are pretty interested in the mysterious history and culture of Tibet, and Shannan is one of the best places for the cultural exploration. Besides, Shannan is much closer to Lhasa than the other regions in Tibet. Tourists in Lhasa could spend a day to visit the cultural and historical highlights in Shannan Prefecture. For tourists especially interested in the Buddhism culture, it would be well worth to pay a visit to Lhamolatso Lake in Shannan Prefecture. It is the place plays important role in finding the living Buddha in the traditional incarnation system in Tibetan Buddhism.

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