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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)

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Post: JULY 30, 2013  By: SplendidChinaTours.com

A cycling race will be held in Lhasa during this year's Shoton Festival, the organizing committee of the festival told Xinhua Thursday.

It is the first time that a cycling race will be held during the annual festival, starting from August 6 and lasting for seven days this year. Thanks to the race, competitors can not only enjoy the beautiful view of Lhasa, but also admire the traditional Tibetan culture. The race will be held on the morning of August 7, covering a distance of 9.5 kilometers. Organizers wish that the event could promote the idea of environmental protection.

According to the Tibetan language, "Sho" means yoghurt while "ton" means banquet. Thus, "Shoton Festival" is commonly known as "Yoghurt Festival". The festival was originally a religious occasion. People used to offer yoghurt to monks who had finished their religious retreat.

Now the festival is a celebration featuring both religious rituals and civil entertainment. It is considered as one of the most important festivals in Tibetan calendar.

Source: Xinhua

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