No matter where you travel, it is important to go there at the right time. Are you familiar with Tibet? What time is it now in Tibet? Do you know the time difference between Tibet and the rest of the world? In this post, we have simply clarified China Standard Time, Tibet Time Zone, Lhasa local time, Tibet time difference, best time to Tibet as well as time to apply Tibet Travel Permit time for you.
Five Time Zones of China
Geographically speaking, China spans five time zones, namely, Kunlun (UTC+05:30), Sinkiang-Tibet (UTC+06:00), Kansu-Szechwan (UTC+07:00), Chungyuan (UTC+08:00), and Changpai (UTC+08:30). For the unity, the People’s Republic of China has adopted a single standard time offset of UTC+08:00 after the Chinese Civil War in 1949. It is called as Beijing Time or China Standard Time (CST), eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). There is no difference between Beijing time and the SARs’ times.
Tibet Time Zone – UTC/GMT +06:00
As for Tibet Autonomous Region, it also follows this national standard – Beijing Time. But, due to its geographical location in the southwestern frontier of China, Tibet local time is two hours behind Beijing. For example, when Beijing is eight o’clock at night, local time in Lhasa is just 6 p.m. And most stores and restaurants usually keep open till 12 p.m. Thus, you’ll feel the night falls later than other parts of China while touring Lhasa.
Tibet Time Difference to Major World Cities
Tibet is 12 hours ahead of New York and Toronto, 7 hours ahead of London, 2 hours behind Sydney, 1 hour behind Tokyo, the same time as Hong Kong and Macau. Here we offer a chart for you to get a clear idea of time difference between Tibet and the rest of the world.
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Best Time to Visit Tibet
Taking weather and climate into consideration, April to October or summer to autumn is the best time to travel Tibet. During those months, Tibet weather is neither too cold or too hot and most of Tibetan attractions are accessible. Meanwhile, lots of grand Tibetan festivals also fall on this period. Why not catch this great chance to experience authentic Tibetan customs?
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Time to Apply for Tibet Travel Permit
So far, the application and issuing of Tibet Travel Permit has been on, as usual. Till now, Tibet Vista has successfully helped more than 2,000 clients get Tibet Travel Permit in 2016. We promise to nail visa to Tibet for every of our clients with 100% guarantee.
So, to tourists who are planning to tour Tibet in 2016 and 2017, Tibet Vista is readily available to help you successfully handle the application of Tibet Travel Permit.
Years of Tibet tour operation experience and outstanding networking within the industry promise hassle-free Tibet Permit Application Service. We will treat your any inquiry responsibly and give timely response. Why not join our fixed-departure Tibet small group tour for your long-awaited vacation at the most competitive price.