• Background info
  • Culture Tibet
    The cultural differences between Tibetans and Europeans are so great that you could write extensively about this subject. Below are a few hand picked etiquettes to follow to help you during your time there. Temple Visit: ...
  • Food and drinks Tibet
    The Tibetan Kitchen is closely linked with the extensive and exquisite Chinese cuisine. Due to the often harsh conditions of the people must endure to survive and the limited ability to grow food, the traditional ...
  • Population Tibet
    The Tibetan population is originally from a collection of very different cultures. Since the Chinese occupation are outside Tibet, large Tibetan communities can be found in places including India and Nepal. The number of ethnic ...
  • Tipping Tibet
    The tip system is not really integrated into the Tibetan society. In the small Tibetan restaurants one therefore simply does not leave a tip. Local and national guides expect tips. Taxi drivers and restaurant staff ...
  • Practical info
  • Luggage and clothing Tibet
    We strongly advise you to take your luggage in a backpack (with inner frame) and the total weight to be no more than ten kilos per person. A compact 'weekend bag' of the same weight ...
  • Money Tibet
    The currency of Tibet and China is the Yuan (CNY), also known as Renminbi or "people's money".  One Yuan is divided into 10 Jiao (popularly known as "mao") and then 100 Fen. On 9/4/2013: 8.15 Yuan ...
  • Photographs Tibet
    We strongly advise you to carry your camera around with you at all times. Tibet is colourful and photogenic and it is certainly worth capturing it on camera. We recommend bringing the necessary photographic film, ...
  • Time differences Tibet
    The time difference with our summer time is 6 hours, during our winter it is 7 hours (compared to Central Europe). For current times consult a site such as this one. ...

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