Explore Tibet reveals that Tibet will reopen for foreigners in April 2012

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According to Explore Tibet, a Tibet travel agency based in Lhasa, Tibet travel permit starts to apply to the tourism bureau and it will reopen for foreign tourists in April after less than two months’ closure.

Devoted Tibetan Pilgrims Prostrating in front of Jokhang temple

Devoted Tibetan Pilgrims Prostrating in front of Jokhang temple

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According to Explore Tibet, a Tibet travel agency based in Lhasa, Tibet travel permit starts to apply to the tourism bureau and it will reopen for foreign tourists in April after less than two months’ closure.

Tibet is known as one of top travel destinations in whole Asia, the mystical Buddhist kingdom holds a special imagination among the worldwide travelers. But due to its political sensitivity, it practices a unique policy that is different from other places China, all the foreign visitors who travel Tibet should obtain Tibet permit from Tibet tourism bureau through a local travel agency.

Since from 2008, month of March becomes very sensitive and foreigners were banned to travel Tibet in the past 4 years, moreover, temporary closures of Tibet during important Chinese National events creates an additional challenge for those who are planning to visit Tibet, but we are committed to provide the firsthand information to worldwide travelers and make their journey as simple as possible.

Unlike previous years, this year Tibet was closed from mid Feb due to some political upheaval in some area and its reopening remains questionable until hearing from Tibet Tourism Bureau. Fortunately, on Feb 23rd, TTB accepted all the travel permit applications from travel agencies and all the tour bookings restart again, though TTB hasn’t declared any information officially but some leaked information says Tibet will reopen again in April, so that awake the Tibet tourism industry from its still months and everybody restart their tourism works under a cheering climate again.

Explore Tibet is a bona fide Tibet travel agency and Tibet tour operator developed by a team of local explorers who have thorough and accurate knowledge about Tibet visa, Tibet package tour and all destinations for Tibet tours. It is determined to discover new, enriching trips with in depth Tibet trips experiences, despite strict restrictions caused by political upheaval and natural mishaps, Explore Tibet is very happy to show you Tibet through Tibetan eyes.

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