Situated on the southwestern part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China's southwestern border region, the Tibet Autonomous Region is home to lush natural resources and various ethnic groups. To help you get to know Tibet, a land that often inspires numerous tourists from home and abroad, the News Office of the People's Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region and China Radio International will jointly hold an online knowledge contest on Tibet starting from April 15, 2009. So, please get prepared and be quick to join the contest. You'll be on track to win a big prize!

Timeline of the contest: From April 15, 2009 to May 31, 2009

Rules and Regulations: The contest is composed of two sections: First, Q&As; Second, a few words of your thoughts about Tibet.      
                                        The online Q&As will include eight questions in total. All those who leave correct answers to the Q&As, followed up with his or her comments on Tibet, will be eligible to win a big prize.

Grand prize winner: The top prize winner, who will be selected from the foreign listeners who took part in the knowledge contest, will win a trip to China.

First prize winners: 15 people will be awarded Tibetan thangka paintings.

Second prize winners: 30 people will be awarded a Tibetan embroidered bag.

Third prize winner: 50 people will be awarded a Tibetan ethnic style T-shirt.

The list of winners will be published on our Website, crienglish.com.

                                                                                                                           Notice: CRI reserves the right to make final selections for the contest.

Tibet Impression
Tibet Autonomous Region is located on the southwest corner of the Qinhai-Tibetan Plateau. It administrates the city of Lhasa and six other regions, including Lhoka, Nyingchi, Ngari, Xigaze, Nagqu and Chamdo.In this wonderland, there are fascinating holy mountains and lakes, primeval forests, rare plants and animals, unique folk customs, brilliant art and culture. The natural and human landscape makes Tibet different from any other tourist destinations in the world.
Travel in Tibet
Travel Tips in Lhasa, Xigaze and Nyingchi
We hope the travel tips we offer would be useful when you are in Lhasa, Xigaze, Nyingchi.
How to apply for Tibet Entry Permit for Foreign Tourists
According to Chinese law, foreign travelers are required to apply for certain permits before visiting Tibet. Here are the ways of how to apply for a Tibet entry permit and border area travel permit.
Lhasa
Lhasa is the administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and the political, economic and cultural center of Tibet.
Xigaze
Located in the southwestern part of Tibet Autonomous Region, Xigaze is the second largest city of Tibet, with an altitude of 3800 meters above sea level.
Nyingchi
Concealed deep in a sea of mountains and forest, Nyingchi is nicknamed the 'throne of the sun' in Tibetan.
Tibet Folk Music
ˇ¤Walking Out of Himalaya
ˇ¤Song of Mani
ˇ¤Spring in Lhasa
Tibet Holidays
Tibet is among one of the regions in China that has the most holidays. According to statistics, Tibet has over one hundred holidays in one year and different places have different holidays to celebrate every month, some holidays will last up to more than ten days. Each year, after celebrating the first holiday-Tibetan New Year, a variety of religious, productive and entertaining holidays will be followed. The Tibetan New Year, the Butter Lamp Festival and Shoton Festival are three of the most grand and popular holidays in Tibet.