To promote winter tourism, the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China has announced that some of its most popular and iconic attractions, including Potala Palace and Mount Everest National Nature will be free of charge till April 30, 2018.
115 Tibetan top attractions will be totally free of charge including four AAAAA-grade sites, 13 AAAA-grade sites, 45 AAA-grade sites, 38 AA-grade sites and 15 A-grade sites.
Travel to Tibet is usually closed to international travelers in February and March for the Tibetan New Year but as part of Tibet Winter Tour 2018, the region will remain open exceptionally.
Some of the most top scenic spots include the great Potala Palace, a nine story magnificent red and white structure with one thousand rooms built by the King Songtsen Gampo for his bride from the Tang Dynasty.
Mount Everest National Nature Reserve will also be completely free to visit and en route, in the shadow of massive Mount Everest, one can experience incredible views of stunning scenery.
Likewise, elegant Jokhang Temple, the most important temple in Tibetan Buddhism will also open its doors free of charge for tourists. . It was built in 652 by the King Songtsen Gampo for his two brides, Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty and Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal and has several expansions of the over the next 900 years, a unique integration of Tibetan, Chinese and Nepalese architect.