Tibet to launch free winter tour sites from November. According to the regional tourism development commission of Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Tibet will offer winter discounts for flights, hotels, and some of its scenic spots starting Nov 1.

The region launches the same policy in February, It received more than 770,000 tourists from January and February, 45 percent more compared to the same period the previous year.

Tibetan family at the potala palace

The commission said all of the region’s 3A and above 3A scenic spots will offer free tours from Nov 1 to March 15, except at most of the monastic sites. The prices of state-owned scenic spots up to 3A-level and non-state-owned A-level ones will see a decrease in winter ticket prices by 50 percent.

In addition, 40 scenic spots at 4A and 5A levels, including the Potala Palace, the Norbulingka Park, the Yak Museum, and the Armory Museum, also will be accessible for free.

Potala palace

The free tour program will include the region’s famous Basum Tso Lake, the Yarlung Zangbo Canyon, the Neyul Valley, the Lunang scenic sites in the region’s Nyingchi city, the Qomolangma National Reserve and the Sakya Ancient Town in the region’s Shigatse city.

The spots showcase the unique landscape and culture in Tibet, according to the authorities.

Tourists to the region will not only be exempted from tickets, but also see discounts on transportation, accommodation, food, and shopping.

This post is originally posted on China Daily. Check the link

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