Chinese tourists in Tibetan dress pose for a photo near the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Photo: AP Chinese tourists in Tibetan dress pose for a photo near the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Photo: AP
Chinese tourists in Tibetan dress pose for a photo near the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Photo: AP
Tibet

Tibet’s historic sites facing strain from domestic tourism boom

  • Balancing tourist demand with protection of culturally significant landmarks is a challenge, local administrators say
  • Coronavirus and growing middle class contribute to rise in Chinese visitors, seemingly unconcerned by political controversies

Topic |   Tibet
Chinese tourists in Tibetan dress pose for a photo near the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Photo: AP Chinese tourists in Tibetan dress pose for a photo near the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Photo: AP
Chinese tourists in Tibetan dress pose for a photo near the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Photo: AP
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