Back in the year 1697, a rather unusual Dalai Lama lived in Lhasa's Potala Palace, the chief residence of all Dalai Lamas until the 1950s. This 6th Dalai Lama, also known as Tsangyang Gyatso, had - besides his political work - composed many songs and poems, famous still today!
You are here
Since long, mystical Tibet with its splendid landscape and sacred religion has been one of China's preferred travel destinations for a great number of visitors. Tours to Tibet were also highlighted in our latest newsletter. Check out the latest travel regulations for non-Chinese tourists!
When paying with Chinese money, have you ever noticed the images on the banknotes? While the fronts are still covered by a Mao Tsedong portrait, the back sides are dedicated to several scenic spots or special areas all over China. Get inspired by the places in our short 'currency overview'!