Mass tourism in Tibet has prompted warnings that the influx could overwhelm traditional lifestyles and values. Photo: AFP Mass tourism in Tibet has prompted warnings that the influx could overwhelm traditional lifestyles and values. Photo: AFP
Mass tourism in Tibet has prompted warnings that the influx could overwhelm traditional lifestyles and values. Photo: AFP
Tibet

As China draws millions to Tibet, herders turn hoteliers and culture becomes a tourist attraction

  • Some 35 million tourists visited the region last year, 10 times the entire population of Tibet, bringing warnings of cultural erosion
  • Tibet is heavily restricted for foreign journalists and most foreign passport holders must have an approved guide and special permit to enter

Topic |   Tibet
Mass tourism in Tibet has prompted warnings that the influx could overwhelm traditional lifestyles and values. Photo: AFP Mass tourism in Tibet has prompted warnings that the influx could overwhelm traditional lifestyles and values. Photo: AFP
Mass tourism in Tibet has prompted warnings that the influx could overwhelm traditional lifestyles and values. Photo: AFP
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