Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway Starts Construction in 2014

A new railway connecting Lhasa and its southeast neighbor Nyingchi Prefecture is about to be built in 2014. Project of the Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway is now at the feasibility study stage with two designs going southward and northward under discussion. The Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway marks the second extension of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, following the Lhasa-Shigatze Railway terminating…

January 23, 2014 BY Kunga

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Landscape in Medog

  Located in the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river, Medog boasts of well-preserved environment and biodiversity. Medog is dubbed the “secret lotus.” It is quite different from other regions in Tibet in terms of both scenery and weather. Surrounded by mountains, it is humid and rich in resources.

January 23, 2014 BY Kunga

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Buddhist Devotees in Lhasa

  Winter is the season for Buddhist activities in Lhasa. Buddhist devotees, a lot of whom from regions other than Lhasa, come afar to worship the Buddha. The upcoming traditional Chinese Lunar New Year and the Tibetan New Year, also known as Losar, will add to the Buddhist atmosphere.

January 22, 2014 BY Kunga

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Lhasa Holds Stable Transport During Holidays

  Lhasa takes measures to maintain a stable price on vehicle transportation for passengers during Spring Festival rush. Since Jan 16, 2014, the 40-day busy Spring Festival transportation has kicked off following the upcoming of the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year and the Tibetan Lunar New Year.

January 21, 2014 BY Kunga

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Book Donation Ceremony Held in Lhasa

  A ceremony in which ancient religious books are donated to monasteries was held in Lhasa on Friday. According to the regional publishing association, 300 boxes of 1,500 Tibetan ancient books were donated to 300 monasteries in the region. “For the sake of building monks’ and nuns’ knowledge, we’re working to expand the libraries in…

January 21, 2014 BY Kunga

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Lhasa Embraces 1st Day of New Year Travel Rush

  Lhasa Railway Station is expecting around 2900 passengers on the first day of 2014 Spring Festival travel rush, up by 500 passengers than that of last year. To get prepared for Spring Festival travel rush, personnel at the Lhasa Railway Station work attentively to make sure that all departments of transportation are functioning well.

January 20, 2014 BY Kunga

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China’s First Winter Expedition on Tibetan Antelopes

  A team of Chinese zoologists and animal conservationists has been in North Tibet for the very first winter expedition on Tibetan antelopes. Every year, thousands of antelopes migrate to the region to find their shot at love. Local herdsman says the mating season lasts about three weeks, in the first week, male antelopes drive…

January 20, 2014 BY Kunga

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Tibet’s Holy Lakes Through Lens

  The Yamdroktso Lake, located in the Nakartse County in Tibet’s Lhoka Prefecture, is regarded as the most beautiful water in the world. Yamdroktso is the biggest enclosed lake on the northern slope of the Himalayas. Draksum-tso, a verdant lake at an altitude of some 3,700 meters, is on the list of the World Tourist…

January 17, 2014 BY Kunga

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Qinghai-Tibet Railway Boosts Tourism in Tibet

  Dondrup used to be a farmer and plant highland barley in his hometown, Lhatse County, Shigatze Prefecture. After the establishment of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway in 2006 which brought soaring number of visitors, Dondrup started to provide hospitality services. In a few years’ time, Dondrup became the first farmer multimillionaire in his hometown. As he…

January 17, 2014 BY Kunga

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