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Tibet travel tips


  • Tibet Facts

Resident Population: 3,002,166
Area: about 1,228,400 sq kilometers
Lhasa Area code: 891
Abbreviation: Zang
Admin. Type: Autonomous Region

  • Currency and Banks

Currency in mainland China as well as in Tibet is Chinese Yuan, namely CNY.

  • Banks

There are many incorporated banks in Tibet, ranging from Banks owned by the central government to Banks owned by local governments such as Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, etc. Most banks in the city open from Monday to Saturday. Office Hours: 9:00 - 17:00, From Monday to Friday 9:00 - 13:00, Saturday.

  • Foreign Exchange

U.S. Dollar, Euro, Great Britain Pound, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, Swiss Franc, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Crown, Danish Crown, Norwegian Crown, Japanese Yen, Philippine Peso, Thai Baht are exchangeable at Banks of China only. Some of tourism hotels provide foreign exchange services.

  • Useful Telephone Numbers

Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Consumer Complaint: 12315
Telephone Trouble: 122
Local Telephone Number and Long-distance City Code Inquiry: 114
International City Code Inquiry: 116
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184

  • Tibet Tourism Bureau and administrative Offices of Tibet Tourism Bureau

Tibet Tourism Bureau
Address: No.3 Norbulingka Road, Lhasa
Tel: 0891 6835 472 0891 6834 315

Beijing Office
Address: #149 Gulou (Drum Tower) Xi Da Jie, Xicheng District, Beijing
Tel: 010 6406 0954

Shanghai Office
Address: 1/F, #350 Wuning Lu, Putuo District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6257 8447; 021 6257 2413

Xian Office
Address: Qomolangma Hotel, #333 Youyi Dong Lu, Xian

Chengdu Office
Address: #3 Wuhou Hengjie, Chengdu
Tel: 028 8555 171

Zhongdian Office
Address: Room 2206, Xiangbala Hotel, Shangri-La, Yunnan
Tel: 0887 8229 028; 0887 8227 892

Golmud Office
Address: #11 Yanqiao Zhong Lu, Golmud
Tel: 0979 8483 286; 0979 8483 532

  • Medical Service

TAR People's Hospital

Address: Lingkhor Bei Lu northeast of Potala
Tel: 6322200 (Emergency Dept.), 6322177

Tibetan Traditional Hospital

Address: on Yuthok Lu and opposite the Barkhor Square
Tel: 6324 211 (Emergency Dept.), 6323 244

People's Hospital Lhasa

Address: east of the junction where Beijing Dong Lu meets Lingkhor Dong Lu
Tel: 6323 811(Emergency Dept.)

Shigatse Hospital

Address: 500 metres north of Shigatse Hotel, on Jiefang Dong Lu.

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