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2014-08-15 23:05:36

Tibet Vista Tour (http://www.tibettravel.org), the top local travel agency, says that August is the best month to visit Tibet to experience exotic Tibetan culture in 2014. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 “August is a rainy season, but tourists to Tibet will increase instead of decreasing because various traditional festivals are going to be celebrated,” said Mr. Kunga, an experienced tour guide of Tibet Vista Tour. "The major festivals are Ganden Thangka Festival, Horse...

2012-07-22 23:01:44

Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Lhasa travel agency, currently offers cultural tours for travelers interested in discovering Tibetan art, music, religion and history. “From the relics of the ancient dynasties to the color and liveliness of the annual Buddhist festivals, these tours will take travelers on a journey of discovery,” Explore Tibet. “The culture of Tibet is as unique as the landscape, and opportunities abound for the curious traveler.” (PRWEB) July 23, 2012...

2005-12-01 06:21:16

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Several Tibetan monks have been detained for opposition to a Chinese political campaign they were forced to participate in, sparking a rare mass protest, two advocacy groups said on Thursday. The Dharamsala-based Center for Human Rights and Democracy said five monks at the Drepung monastery, on the outskirts of the capital Lhasa, were expelled from the monastery and detained after refusing to sign a document denouncing the Dalai Lama as a...


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