As National Holiday finished, it was reported that all Tibet scenic spots kept ticket fees as fees used to be in October, while in other parts of China, some scenic spots increased ticket fees, and some unpopular scenic spots lowered the ticket fees.
Generally, all Tibet scenic spots charge by two standards according to peak season and off season. Peak season starts from 1, May to 31, October. This year’s ”Gold Week” was quite different from it used to be. Because China’s traditional Mid-Autumn Festival was right ahead of National Holiday, which made this “Gold Week” last from 30, September to 7, October, in total 8 days. It was reported that there were thousands of travelers flock to Tibet that time. Unlike some other parts of China, Tibet Travel Bureau decided to keep the ticket fees steady so as to build a stable and harmony traveling environment during holiday. Following is a list of detailed fees for some attractions in Tibet:
Potala Palace 200 RMB
Jokhang temple 85 RMB
Sera Monastery 55 RMB
Drepung Monastery 55 RMB
Mt. Everest 180RMB
Guge Kingdom Ruin 298 RMB
Tashilhumpo Monastery 80 RMB
During the “Gold Week”, booking of Tibet tours increased rapidly. Latest news from some Tibet travel agencies, the ticket supply of Potala Palace were in shortage, but they had applied for tours plan to insure all travelers can visit the Potala Palace. At the same time, hotels were celebrating the coming of accommodation peak, and the hotel price were increased about 30 percent.
Tibet-the Last Pure Land on the Earth
Tibet-the Land of Snows, also known as “the Roof of the World”. It used to be a mysterious Buddhist kingdom for many centuries, and blocked by the great Himalaya Mountains away from outside world. But now it is quite easy to travel Tibet from land or air.
For explorers it was a forbidden land of treasure and without doubt ranked as one of the most remarkable places to visit in Asia. It has incredible monasteries, fabulous challenging treks, splendid views of the world peak and one of the friendliest people on this amazing plateau. Witness the largest chörten (stupa) in Tibet in the “city of hero”-Gyantse. Hike along the Yarlung Valley which is considered as the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Marvel at the monkey cave in Gangpo Ri or walk the monastery kora (pilgrim path). There are too many incredible things for you to experience.
During your Tibet trip, you will bass by glittering mountain, turquoise lakes, and see prayer flags fluttering in the wind. You can stop at a stray monastery and listen to their chanting about Buddhism. You can stroll over to Tingri, and trek up to the Everest Base Camp where you will enjoy both incredible sunset and sunrise. The beauty of Tibet adventure is limitless.
For some people, Tibet is the best place for a spiritual tour. You will find a peace in mind when you came across a pious pilgrim praying aside of the Yamdrok Lake, or slices of prayers flag flying in the wind. Those moments of peace drive you quiet down and think about life, which will be one precious memory in your life. Tibet can truly be a spiritual paradise.