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2013-04-13 23:04:10

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering an overland tour from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. The 8-day trip includes a trip to Mount Everest Base Camp. (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering an overland tour from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. The 8-day trip includes a trip to Mount Everest Base Camp. “This trip is one of the most popular adventure tours in the world, but it was closed to foreign tourists in 2012, but now it is...

2013-03-03 23:03:51

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is currently offering biking tours to the region. Starting in Lhasa, and lasting for 20 days, the tour finishes in Nepal. (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is currently offering biking tours to the region. Starting in Lhasa, and lasting for 20 days, the tour finishes in Nepal. The everest base camp trek passes through some of Tibet´s most famous and scenic attractions, including lakes, glaciers and the base...

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...

2008-10-08 09:30:00

Government officials head to quake site in Tibet BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- China's central government is sending officials to Tibet to join in relief efforts after the area was hit by a strong earthquake Monday afternoon. The work group consists of officials from China's Ministry of Civil Affairs and Ministry of Finance. It left Beijing for Tibet Tuesday morning, the State Disaster Relief Commission said. An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted Damxung, 82 km from Lhasa,...

2008-10-07 06:00:43

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Government Officials Head To Quake Site in Tibet"] BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) - China's central government is sending officials to Tibet to join in relief efforts after the area was hit by a strong earthquake Monday afternoon. The work group consists of officials from China's Ministry of Civil Affairs and Ministry of Finance. It left Beijing for Tibet Tuesday morning, the State Disaster...

2008-06-21 18:00:06

BEIJING _ Olympic torchbearers trotted through the cordoned streets of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa Saturday as China displayed its tight grip on a region that only three months ago was ravaged by bloody rioting. Militarized police stood arms distance apart along a route that ended at the foot of the towering 1,000-room Potala Palace, the abandoned former residence of Tibetan Buddhism's exiled leader. Local authorities used the event to attack the Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual leader of...

2008-06-21 12:00:07

The passage of the Olympic torch relay through Tibet Saturday produced no overt anti-China demonstrations as an official ceremony was held in Lhasa. An Australian journalist told CNN that Communist Party officials had warned ordinary Tibetans to stay away from torch in the wake of violent anti-Chinese demonstrations in March. The torch followed a 5.8-mile route through Lhasa ending at Potala Palace, formerly the chief residence of the Dalai Lama. Journalist Stephen McDonnell told CNN...

2008-06-21 09:00:16

World News IN BRIEF LHASA The capital of Tibet is preparing to host the Olympic torch relay today, three months after violent anti-government rioting rocked the city. The relay, disrupted several times outside China by protests against Beijing's policies in Tibet, will begin at Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama's former summer palace in Lhasa, and end nearly seven miles away at the hilltop Potala Palace, traditional seat of Tibetan rulers. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by...

2005-08-04 02:15:08

By Lindsay Beck LHASA, China (Reuters) - The renovation of the Potala palace, once the administrative heart of Tibet, is nearly complete but the imposing red and white monument stands empty of its most important occupant. With the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, in exile in India, the palace first built in the 7th century to commemorate the unification of Tibet has become a symbol of the gap between the region and the Chinese government that has ruled it since 1950. The Tibetan...