Category: Tibet

Photograph of the week: Yushu, China

Photograph of the week: Yushu, China

The city of Yushu is located in the southern Qinghai province at 3,700 metres above sea level, and, although it lies outside the Tibet Autonomous Region, a large proportion of the 270,000 inhabitants are Tibetan. Sadly, in April 2010, the city was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1, killing approximately 2,000 people. Since […]

Photograph of the week: Lake Tangra Yumco, Tibet

Photograph of the week: Lake Tangra Yumco, Tibet

Lake Tangra Yumco is a beautiful natural creature in Tibet that frequented by millions of nature lovers throughout the year. One of the key attractions of Lake Tangra Yumco is its water that changes in three different colours in a day. Coupled with the mountainous range along the lake, the region is the best place […]

Top 5 must-see places in China

Top 5 must-see places in China

China is enormous. Even assuming that travel is limited to the eastern half of the country, the latter is larger than the whole of Europe. Getting an authentic China experience can prove difficult because of its size, and the propensity to be stuck in tourist traps and mobbed by crowds. For the ultimate ‘Real China […]

Top 10 things to do in Tibet

Top 10 things to do in Tibet

Tibet. It’s on all of our ‘bucket’ lists. You’ve seen the pictures of the Potala Palace, the Himalayas, and the majestic Tibetan Plateau, and now you’re ready to go. This journey of a lifetime can be made even more epic, with a few awesome additions to your experience; here are my top 10 suggestions: Take […]

Win a once-in-a-lifetime photography tour in Tibet

Win a once-in-a-lifetime photography tour in Tibet

Think one of your travel photographs captures our beautiful world? To celebrate the launch of the book Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World – a stunning high quality hardback collection of breathtaking images, which celebrates the most beautiful places on the planet – Lonely Planet are giving you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime photography tour in […]

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

In an effort to tempt even the world’s most discerning customers, spas these days are introducing cutting-edge technologies, and treatments with influences from far-flung corners of the globe. Gone are the days where just a hot oil massage will do; now we’re expecting unique touches that make a visit to the spa that little bit […]

The call of Everest

The call of Everest

Fifty years ago, Americans summited Mount Everest for the first time. To celebrate this anniversary, climbers Conrad Anker and Emily Harrington, writer Mark Jenkins, and naturalist Alton Byers meet to discuss the history and future of the world’s highest peak. This is a great video from the National Geographic Live! series which brings thought-provoking presentations […]

3 new Tibetan experiences come to the Himalayas

3 new Tibetan experiences come to the Himalayas

Award-winning destination spa, Ananda in the Himalayas, has added three new Tibetan experiences to its extensive spa menu. According to ancient Tibetan texts, the human body is based on five cosmic elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. These elements need to be in harmony for good health to flourish. After significant research in the […]

Tibet's first international luxury hotel, complete with blinging pool

Tibet’s first international luxury hotel, complete with blinging pool

Standing on the “Roof of the World” at 12,000 feet above sea level, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort offers refined luxury and superlative service in a storied city. The resort boasts awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas and the Lhasa Valley from each of the 162 guest rooms, suites and villas which feature distinctive architectural details […]

The world's most unusual hotel minibar item?

The world’s most unusual hotel minibar item?

These days it seems it’s not enough to offer just a few drinks and snacks in a hotel minibar.   Hotels are going a step further, offering all manner of items from bikinis (W Retreat & Spa, Maldives) to gourmet dog biscuits (The Loews Hotel, Denver).   But perhaps one of the most unusual items […]

The most luxurious train in the world?

According to the AFP, the most luxurious train in the world could be beginning operations in China later this year: China will launch “the most luxurious train in the world” to ply the route from Beijing to Tibet’s capital Lhasa, state media reported Sunday. However, a ride on the train, which will begin operations on […]

Luxury on the Roof of the World

Luxury on the Roof of the World

The Tibetan campital of Lhasa is to get a luxury hotel courtesy of Starwood’s St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. According to their press release, it will offer guests “superior design and unparalleled service in the world’s most highly elevated location”. The 169-room luxury resort will open in January 2010 and will offer views of the […]

Banyan Tree Ringha scoops Tatler Travel Award

Banyan Tree Ringha scoops Tatler Travel Award

At the 14th Tatler Travel Awards, China’s Banyan Tree Ringha was named Tatler Hotel of the Year 2007. The resort is 3,200 metres above sea level  in the Yunnan province, a mountainous area that has been designated as the official Shangri-La by the Chinese government and is part of Greater Tibet, both historically and culturally. […]