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Tibet Transportation

In the past time, Tibet is a remote place because of the bad transportation condition. Transportation condition in Tibet has changed greatly since the liberation in 1951 when pack animals were the main mode of transportation in the region. Now highways, railways and airlines are connecting it to other regions of China.

Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which is the longest and highest railway built atop a plateau, is China's first railroad to Tibet. It is not only a landmark achievement in Chinese engineering and design, but a modern wonder in the world railway history. There are three airports in Tibet while Gonggar airport connects Lhasa, hence Tibet, with Chengdu, Xian, Beijing, Chongqing, and even Katmandu and Hong Kong. There is no air route within Tibet at present. Traveling by air into Tibet will surely brings visitors unique and thrilling experience. Just imagine that you are above the world highest snow and cloud clad peaks! However, since planes travel fast and there is little time for acclimatization. The transportation center in Tibet is the provincial capital – Lhasa. Because there is no flight for transfer you from one city to another in Tibet area. The best vehicle to travel around this land is a car or a jeep. Every year, the local government invests a lot of money in developing and maintaining the roads in Tibet.