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Tibet will open wider to outside world

Time: 15-01-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

The View of Potala Palace
The View of Potala Palace

According to a local government official, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region will open wider to the outside world in 2019.

Tibet will enhance interconnectivity in terms of infrastructure to build "a big routeway of openness" towards South Asia, Qizhala, chairman of the regional government, said in his government work report delivered Thursday at the second session of the 11th People's Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region.

Qizhala said that up to five export bases would be developed in 2019. The region aims to increase foreign trade by at least 10 percent and border trade by at least 30 percent.

Tibet will continue to build the border economic cooperation area in Gyirong and the bonded area in Lhasa, the regional capital. The port of Zham will resume its passage for goods and several other ports will also open to the outside, Qizhala said.

In recent years, border trade in Tibet has seen rapid development. Last year, trade value of imports and exports totaled 4.8 billion yuan (about 700 million U.S. dollars).

Tibet is also plan to started drafting measures to simplify the application procedure last year, and they will be introduced as soon as possible. Also, instead of having to send all application materials to Tibet, overseas tourists in the future will be able to apply for permits in other cities like Beijing, Xi'an and Chengdu.
Tibet also plans to build an international tourism cooperation zone in the Gangdise Mountain range, according to the government work report. The zone includes the sacred religious destinations of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.

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Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  

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    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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