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Travelling in Tibet
12 years ago, June 28th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #40193  
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Hello,everybody,Have a great News on --Tibet has re-opened to foreign tourists on June 25. and can accept Tibet tour bookings and provide Tibet travel permit now.So many people are interrested about tibet ,i think you'dbetter have a chance to look around here and listen to lical tibetean people.

I am a chinese.I love my country,But not means i tend to be partial towards China . Tibet is a complex problem,you'better find enough Both profiles to know the true situation.I have many students are tibeaten and many students went to tibet for providing local people opportunities on education.We never thought tibet is seperated or suppressed.And in fact tibet get more support than other chinese poor area.tibetean culture is also be protect well.

China is an ancient country,have 5,000 yesrs civilization and china is alwas a culture center beyong many centuries. we proud about that.But we know culture need communicate with others.No one is completely indepent.And most counties is compose by many race.Country is a region concept not a race concept.Did you think so? 😊
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12 years ago, June 28th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #40196  
Hello Qiuwei 😊

I made a thread for your topic.
Can tourists travel independently in Tibet during the Olympics or do they have to be part of a tour?

Country is a region concept not a race concept.Did you think so? 😊


No, I dont think so. Boundaries of countries can and do move. New countries can be created. Two countries can be merged into one.

Mel
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12 years ago, June 28th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #40197  
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Ok,This my first login this website,Iwish to communicate with more foreigner friends.Di you every seen a video 《tibet diary》that teo foreigner youth trip on tibet.In different culture atomsphere ,we approach different information.Ibelieve more communication,more understand each other. Reply to this

12 years ago, June 28th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #40200  
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I think the most important is whether tibetean can live in respect.Whether tibaten is really need to be separeted?whether that's real tibeaten's expectance.

Another ,Tibet tourism is a window for more foreigners to know about tibet.Have a interesting video《tibet diary》,i suggest you download and have a look. My english is not good ,if have some places you can't understand please tell me. Reply to this

12 years ago, June 28th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #40209  

...whether that's real tibeaten's expectance...



I am waiting to see what Tibettans say on this forum. It will be interesting to hear the two sides.
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12 years ago, June 30th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #40327  

12 years ago, June 30th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #40365  
I have been told that at the moment the only way to enter Tibet is to join a tour group. So it looks like independent travel is not allowed in Tibet.
What a pity. I would love to go to Tibet, but I am not keen on tours.

Mel


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12 years ago, June 30th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #40369  
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Yes,For security reasons foreigner tourists must have tibet permit and go with group.Some places are very wild and barren can't enter except some science explore allowed by government. Reply to this

12 years ago, June 30th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #40372  
What type of security reasons would there be that would not be in other countries where we can travel independently?
Cant the wild and barren places just have warnings when we enter that there are no modern conveniences in this area? Reply to this

12 years ago, July 1st 2008 No: 10 Msg: #40466  
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Mell,example agent Surveying and mapping border,and this things has happend many times,you can find this things on internet.And did you know th real situation happend in Lhasa?Not only get information on western media but chinese or other media.Wish give these things and chinese a justic evaluation.I ever view BBC news during that time.Some clear proof shows on Tibet problem It‘s not justic and not real media should do.
And another word.I think you love to use Google earth,and for some security reasons ,not anyplace you can view.USA France and other countries all call to snipped some sensitive information for security reasons.Why china can't domain self things.

Cant the wild and barren places just have warnings when we enter that there are no modern conveniences in this area?



For another viewpoint,did you know Sichuan of china was hit by strong earthquake?When you know aftershock
will come,some people want to back home to get his things,whether just warning can prervent them?The best way is isolate the area.
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12 years ago, July 1st 2008 No: 11 Msg: #40568  

Tibet was reopened to tourists on June 25th, 2008. Now, there are many changes in entering Tibet. You need to book your Tibet tour 15 days in advance.


To get a Tibet Travel Permit, you need to join in a tour group. No individual Permit will be issued now. You may fail to enter Tibet if someone of your tour group doesn't meet the requirements of Tibet Travel Agency.


Tibet Travek is a must if you want to travel to Tibet. you need a copy of your passport and China Visa to apply for the permit.





From Tibet Reopened to Foreign Tourists on June 25

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12 years ago, July 2nd 2008 No: 12 Msg: #40621  
I'd love to go to Tibet, but equally as much as Mell I'm not so keen on being a part of a tour. And unfortunately the "wild and barren places" that are such an extreme security risk for poor naive westerners are exactly the sorts of places I would be wanting to frequent. Reply to this

12 years ago, July 2nd 2008 No: 13 Msg: #40640  

what sort of things would be the cause of a person failing to meet the requirements of the Tibet Travel Agency?



If you are a journalist, a Tibetan who holds a passport of other nationalities, or on a blacklist of forbidden entering Tibet you are probably not allowed to enter Tibet. Besides, if you want to enter Tibet you'd better not talk about politics.



From Tibet Reopened to Foreign Tourists on June 25
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12 years ago, July 2nd 2008 No: 14 Msg: #40644  
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If you are a journalist, a Tibetan who holds a passport of other nationalities, or on a blacklist of forbidden entering Tibet you are probably not allowed to enter Tibet.



I think that is reasonable,like USA prevent terrorist enter USA,UK prevent Irish Republic Army .Keeping yourself from danger as distant as your possible is every goverment will do。

Besides, if you want to enter Tibet you'd better not talk about politics.



when you as a guest enter a family,would you talk about the most sensitive things to host? Why need do that,for what?
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12 years ago, July 2nd 2008 No: 15 Msg: #40645  

Why need do that,for what?



So we can find out if Tibettans want independence or not. If we ask them directly ourselves we wont have to rely on the the Western media which you say lies to us.

You said that tourism is a way for foreigners to get to know more about Tibet. How are we going to get to know if we cant talk with Tibettans about it? Reply to this

12 years ago, July 2nd 2008 No: 16 Msg: #40653  
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Mell,we never limited foreigner tourists talking with tibeaten,we just prevent some guys who want to separeting or supporting separating from china. Because different culture ,some things i don't know how to explain more for you,so i ever post a video for you,remember .That video are two american tourist produce,so,i think their viewpoint will approach you. And i suggest you to read some chinese history,that's amazing and will let you know more.I promise. 😊

And Mell ,can I see your nationality,maybe somethings i can explain with your history storyies as example.

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12 years ago, July 2nd 2008 No: 17 Msg: #40655  
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One question i want to ask ,whether i can't post a web address in the forum? why every place be snipped? How can show web link,thanks
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12 years ago, July 2nd 2008 No: 18 Msg: #40659  
If the link complies with forum rules you can post it.

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12 years ago, July 2nd 2008 No: 19 Msg: #40667  
Hey, Mell, it is unfair to lock my thread. many people who wanna separate China enter Tibet to get something, then reedit it and show it wo the public so we have to forbid them to enter Tibet. Reply to this

12 years ago, July 2nd 2008 No: 20 Msg: #40674  
I locked it because there is already this thread about the subject of Tibet being open for tourism. There is a link in this thread to the thread you started.
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