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Tibet sees tourism peak during Spring Festival
update:February 08,2017
Feb. 8, 2017 -- Tourists from 41 countries and regions swarmed to Tibet during the Spring Festival to experience the plateau’s unique customs and scenery.
Tibet saw a 74.1 percent year-on-year growth in tourist number during the New Year holiday. To embrace the tourism peak, Tibet’s local governments launched several preferential policies and a travel route of “Winter Tour to Tibet”.
"I shared photos of the scenic spot on my WeChat with a holiday wish," said Wang Chengrao who rode a bike for days to Lhasa.
Tourists not only came to admire the unique scenery, but also experienced the unique hospitality of the local people. 
"This is my seventh visit here. I enjoy the New Year celebration very much," said Yuan Se, an outdoor enthusiast.
Various items with Tibetan characteristics, such as clothing, jewelry, incense and other handicrafts, are popular among tourists.
By: Tian Guangshan  Liu Qiang
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