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The autonomous region of China known as Tibet has been receiving an increase of foreign visitors recently, many of which are looking for a unique and exciting holiday destination. Aussies who want to experience an adventure travel excursion in the future can join the other international guests that are flocking to this colourful and exotic locale.
Hundreds of travellers visit Tibet every day
There have been debates for decades over where the actual borders of Tibet are between government officials from China, India and Nepal. However, travellers can journey to this area of the world and simply enjoy its cultural and natural offerings as a guest.
According to the Tibet Tourism Bureau, roughly 1,500 international travellers are heading to the region on a daily basis. They represent a variety of nationalities, ranging from Germans and Americans to Aussies and Malaysians.
In total during the first five months of the year, Tibet has roughly 1.5 million guests arrive for business and leisure trips. While many were enjoying domestic travel, there has been a significant amount of international visitors as well, viewing the elegant temples, natural landscapes and historical landmarks throughout the area.
Best things to see and do while in Tibet
Officials from Tibetan tourism organisations say that many guests are going to the region through travel groups that organise holidays for foreigners. This ensures that all in Tibet remain safe and get the most out of their trip while being hosted by professionals. Most companies say that reserving a tour group excursion is the best way to get the most out of a Tibetan expeditions.
Most tourism organisations will bring guests to the iconic spots in Tibet during their stay. Many will encounter Lake Manasarovar, which is one of the most scenic spots around for panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains. Lhasa is a traditional tourist locale for its famous palaces that are home to the Dalai Lama and places of worship like the massive Jokhang Temple.
How to properly visit Tibet
Given that Tibet can sometimes be a controversial or mysterious place to have an adventure travel excursion, Aussies may want to consult the new guide recently released by the Tibet Travel Coop (TTC). This document aims to support foreign travellers by outlining the important aspects of visiting Tibet and how travellers can get the most out of their holiday.
One way the TTC advises travellers to stay respectful of the culture is my dressing modestly. Aussies may have to bring attire they wouldn't normally wear, but by donning long skirts or leaving tank tops at home, they are more likely to be accepted by locals and thus gain richer travel experiences.
Along the lines of mingling with residents in the cities and villages of Tibet, the TTC encouraging buying locally. By eating at small dining establishment and purchasing handmade/handgrown goods, Aussie travellers are boosting the economy as well as being immersed in authenticity.
When travellers want to make purchases and take things home, they should also make sure that their items are not created from endangered wildlife. Sometimes guests may buy items that they do not know are made from rare plants or animals, so enquiring ahead of time and doing research on the objects is wise.
Tourists interested in more tips and tricks can visit the official TTC website. With the correct preparation and planning, a trip to Tibet can make for an unforgettable holiday journey.
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