Money and Banking in Tibet
What money does Tibet use? In Tibet, Chinese currency (i.e. CNY or RMB ¥) is universally accepted. If foreign citizens who work or study in China and already have your own Chinese bank cards, it would be extremely easy to get your money from a string of Chinese banks or ATMs in Lhasa city. Chinese banks you can find in Lhasa are Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China.
If this is your first time to Tibet and have no Chinese bank cards, you can exchange your currency from our tour guide, Tibet Vista’s office. Currency exchange service is also available in some of 4 or 5 star hotels. However, do keep enough cash or change if you travel to remote areas in Shigatse, Shannan, Ngari, Nyingchi, and Nagqu.
Just a Reminder
Joining in a small group tour is the very BEST way for solo travelers or traveling Tibet on a budget!
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