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July 24
Tibet in the next few years will gear up environmental protection and improve living environment for farmers and herdsmen.

July 23
Attractions at the entrance to the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon will be open to tourists at the end of this month, sources from Nyingchi Tourism Department.

July 21
Tibet's architectural icon, the Potala Palace, will only allow no more than 2,300 tourists a day and tickets for the palace should be booked one day in advance.

July 20
Spending 7.022 billion yuan on the housing projects in the past two years, the Tibet Autonomous Region has benefited 114,000 families.

July 19
On July 19, the Tashilhunpo Monastery has concluded its annual Buddha Painting Unfolding Festival, drawing thousands of believers and more than 2,000 tourists from home and abroad.

July 18
The press conference of the 3rd "Namtso" International Pedestrianism Conference was held on July 17 in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

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Tibetan food and dishes, Tibet Train Travel

In recent years the food supply in Lhasa, and the whole Tibet has grown up greatly. People can find Tibetan, Sichuan, and Western, even Nepalese and Indian cuisines here in the streets. Traditionally Tibetan people love meat and milk food. With the improvement of living standards, the people in Lhasa eat more vegetables in the daily life. Around Lhasa City were built many greenhouses. Even in the winter fresh vegetables are still available.

Here below is some traditional food of Tibetans:

Tibetan food and dishes, Tibet Train Travel


The staple food of the Tibetan people, kind of dough made by mixing roasted barley flour or bean powder and yak cheese with butter tea with hands. Right here chopsticks, fork and spoon are of no use. Tibetan people do enjoy the special flavor controlled by their hands. It is widely available in local restaurants, and shops throughout the city.


Chang is a Tibetan alcoholic drink made from barley. This brew has a light fruit-like flavor, but it is actually very strong. Most Tibetan people, young or old, enjoy Chang, especially on festive occasions when the host and hostess propose a toast to the health of the guests.

Dried Yak and Lamb:

Dried yak and lamb cutlets are typical Tibetan specialties. At the end of each year when temperatures drop below freezing, the Tibetan people cut yak and lamb meat into small pieces and hang them in the open air. After hanging in the cold for a several weeks, the dried pieces are fried in oil.

Restaurants in Lhasa:

Snow Land Restaurant

Add: 4 Tibetan Hospital Road (Zang Yi Yuan Lu), Lhasa Tel: 0891-6323687

Kyi Chu Hotel restaurant

Add: 149 Beijing East Road, Lhasa Tel: 0891-6331541

Lhasa Kitchen Restaurant

Add: Tibetan Hospital Road, Lhasa (opposite to Snow Land Hotel) Tel: 6348855

New Mandala Restaurant

Add: the Bakhor Area, Lhasa Tel: 6342235

Yak Restauant

Add: 101 Beijing East Road, Lhasa Tel: 0891-6336845