Tibet Tourist Traps

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Tibet Tourist Traps

  • Join in Tibet group tour

    During these few month it is difficult to get in Tibet from Lhasa. Because the government was stopped the business. So the best way is travel to Tibet from Kathmandu. If you want get the Tibet permmit and save money, you can join in the group tour. http://www.186996.net/plan/201208/20120826228.html

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  • Taking photos

    Be aware that you need to pay when you want to take photos or film inside the monasteries. Most of the time it will be 10 Yuan (1 €) per temple/chapel. But as there are more temples in a monastery you eventually could pay more money for taking photos/films than your entrance ticket.At the Tashilhunpo monastery in Shigatse you even have to pay 75...

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  • Nam-Tso customs

    You want to visit the Nam-Tso lake : home of the nomads who never seen a tourist before ;))You read in your LP , rough guide,.. that Tibetan women sit down lift up their skirt and go to the toilet that way.You also see women do that at Nam-Tso.... and you also see a little boy claiming his copyright once you took a photo of this "unique" local...

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  • peace and quiet at Nam-Tso

    We had high hopes for the beauty of the Nam-Tso lake we stayed there 1 night and beautiful it was.My and my wife wanted to (romantic) watch the sunset at the lake.Unfortunately a young girl decided to keep us company with her little goat until we took a picture of her (and her goat).After the paying copyright we could enjoy our romantic experience...

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  • The thanka swindle

    Around the Jokhang it is crowded with souvenir shops.In 1 of the bigger shop I watch someone buy a thanka , he asked for a container to ship it safely.The sales person took then thanka under the counter and putted another thing in the container.Came up , gift wrapped it all and gave it to that person.I don't know what was in the container but...

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  • SUV to EBC

    Want to go to EBC? Shigatse is the farthest you can get to with public bus from Lhasa.About renting a SUV - We talked to two travel agencies in Lhasa; One asked us for 8800 rmb per SUV that sits 5 passengers(including driver). The other quoted us 4500 rmb for the same! In both cases, the SUV can be split among 4 people to lower the cost pp.Also,...

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  • Paying for Photos in Monasteries

    Having paid your entrance fee to get into the monasteries the enterprising monks will then charge you to take photos inside. Be warned, its not just one charge for taking a photo inside , its a separate charge in each of the major chapels.Charges range from 10-20 yuan normally, but one place was charging 200 yuan. You can take as many photos as you...

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  • Railway once completed will change Lhasa...

    I know many travellers are waiting for the railway link to Lhasa to be completed before going to Tibet. Please DON'T. The railway link will make the trip too easy for lots of tourist on local package tours. Lhasa will be changed forever.If you want to see Tibet, see it as soon as possible.

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  • Lhasa's Golden Yaks

    Not a tourist trap, exactly....The Chinese unveiled the Golden Yaks on May 26, 1991, the fortieth anniversary of Tibet’s “peaceful liberation.” The first words that pop to mind (mine anyway) upon seeing the bright yellow-gold statues are “gaudy” and “ostentatious.” Celebrations were held of the kind at which communist regimes seem to excel: martial...

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