Tibet tourism

Draconian Sentences For Tibetan Monks After Monastery Raid

A new Human Rights Watch Report on the secret trials of four Tibetan monks has shed light on repression in Tibet. At The Guardian, Helen Davidson summarized HRW’s report on the raid against a small monastery in the foothills of...

The “Disneyfication of Tibet”

As China’s inbound international tourism continues to grow along with the numbers of potential domestic ticket buyers, China is experiencing an amusement park boom, and is expected to have more theme parks than the USA by...

China to Build £3bn Theme Park in Tibet

The Chinese government has begun work on a £3-billion (approximately US$4.65 billion) theme park on the outskirts of Lhasa, the capital of the troubled Tibetan Autonomous Region. Despite the huge potential economic interests...

(Most) Foreigners Can Travel to Tibet

Earlier this month, travel agents told the media of a state ban on foreign travel to Tibet. It seems foreigners are once again allowed entrance, albeit under some curious stipulations. Columbia University Tibetan Studies...

Even Without Foreigners, Tourism Grows in Tibet

Last week, travel agents told of a government mandated ban on foreign travel to Tibet as sensitivity mounts after the ongoing wave of self-immolation recently spread into Lhasa. While a lack of foreign tourists may be hurting...

Tibet Closed to Foreign Tourists

In the midst of an ongoing wave of self-immolation in Tibetan regions of China, including two recent and unprecedented cases in the political, spiritual, and cultural center of Lhasa, travel agents are reporting a state ban on...

China Closes Tibet to Foreigners Ahead of Anniversary

July 1 marks the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, and to prepare for the festivities, the government is barring all foreigners from traveling to Tibet. From Reuters: China, sensitive to instability or any other...

Abram Hodgens: Silk Road Timelapse

The following video was produced from 26,000 still shots taken during a two-month journey through Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan and Xinjiang by Abram Hodgens. Via Shanghaiist: Silk Road Timelapse: Two Months Across Tibet, Xinjiang,...

China Bans Travel to Tibet

Tibet is off limits to foreign tourists until after the October 1 holiday, according to the New York Times: Tour operators who arrange the paperwork said the new regulations were issued on Sunday by the region’s tourism bureau...

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