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Coins Are Not Accepted by Tibetans

August,28 2018 BY Master Kungga Dundruk 0 COMMENTS

If you are planning a Tibet tour, you need to prepare some small change, but not coins because coins are not accepted by Tibetans. The reason why Tibetan people do not coins is not very clear. Different people have different opinions about it, mainly as follows:


A) Coins do not circulate in Tibet because there are no Tibetan words on coins. In fact, Tibetan words can be found on all paper money, even on the 10-cent notes in China, but not on coins. However, others argue that this does not hold water, because not many Tibetans know the written language.

B) Public transportation is not advanced in Tibet, so coins cannot be used for its most popular purpose as a ticket replacement as in other cities in China.

C) Coins are not easy to carry around. The large pocket of the Tibetan robe is too big to store small items such as coins.

Master Kungga Dundruk

About the Author - Master Kungga Dundruk

The Lhasa-born prodigy used to study business overseas, and got his Bachelor of Business in Nepal and India before moving back to his homeland.With pure passion for life and unlimited love for Tibet, Kunga started his guide career as early as 1997.

Responsible, considerate and humorous, he devoted his entire life guiding and serving international tourists travelling in Tibet.As a legendary Tibetan travel guru with 20-year pro guide experience , he once had an exclusive interview with the US media. Currently he is working in Tibet Vista as the Tour Operating Director. Whenever our clients run into troubles, he is your first call and will offer prompt support.

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