Tibet : on the roof of the world – in pictures

Tibet : on the roof of the world – in pictures

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Tibet : on the roof of the world – in pictures

China recently eased Covid travel restrictions for foreign visitors to Tibet in an effort to boost tourism. Beijing is aiming for 61 million visitors a year by 2025, more than 15 times the number of Tibet’s inhabitants. Foreign journalists, normally not permitted to travel to the autonomous region, were also taken on a visit organised by the government

A boy has his photo taken sitting on a yak on the shore of the high-altitude Namtso saltwater lake.

Tourists visit the Potala palace, a Unesco world heritage site

People visit a local Buddhist shrine

Women pose in traditional dress in front of the Potala palace

A woman visits the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, a Unesco heritage site

Buddhist nuns debate in a courtyard

University graduates prepare to have their photographs taken in front of the Potala palace

Journalists and officials look at a display at the Ganlu Tibetan Medicine company

Men play a traditional game at the Caigongtang nursing home in Lhasa

A woman has her photograph taken near the Jokhang temple

People at a local tea and noodle shop

University graduates throw their hats in the air in front of the Potala palace

A Buddhist monk shows an official around the main temple in Qushui county

A woman prays at the Jokhang temple

People visit the Jokhang temple

A Buddhist monk at the Potala palace

Workers chat at the Million Serfs memorial hall in Lhasa

Students at Nagqu high school walk past a poster of the Chinese president, Xi Jinping

A woman exercises at the Caigongtang nursing home

A Buddhist monk has his photo taken in front of the Potala palace

Journalists and officials crowd into a classroom as novice monks take part in a lesson