Frequently Asked Questions about Guangzhou Tibet Tour
How to travel from Guangzhou to Tibet?
Without question, the fastest way to get to Tibet from Guangzhou is by plane. Currently, this is no non-stop flight. The direct flight still needs to make a stopover in Chongqing, and the whole journey is about 6 hours. Besides, some connecting flights will stop at Xi’an, Changsha and Guiyang airport, where you can transfer flights to Lhasa.
Besides, if you have enough time, you can choose to experience a scenic Tibet train journey. Guangzhou to Lhasa train, takes around 53 hours, is the longest of all the train trips to Tibet. The Guangzhou-Lhasa train daily departs from Guangzhou Railway Station at 11:52 am and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 4:45 pm on the third day.
Last, it is a good option that fly from Guangzhou to Xining at first then head to Tibet by train. Xining to Lhasa train only takes no more than 23 hours. Meanwhile, Xining is the starting point of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, offers the most frequent trains to Tibet, so it is more likely to get a Tibet train ticket here. In addition, spending a day or two in Xining can help you adapt to intermediate altitude in Xining.
What calls for special attention is that no matter you visit Tibet from Guangzhou by plane or train, you’d better book ticket advance, especially in tourist season.
When is the best time to visit Guangzhou and Tibet?
Guangzhou can be traveled all year round. While the best time to visit Guangzhou is October and November. During these two months, temperatures are mild, and rainfall is lower.
On the other hand, the prime time to visit Tibet is from April to June and September to October. During this time, you will be rewarded with mild weather and superb visibility. It is also the prime time for outdoor activities in Tibet. And winter is a good season for those tourists who want to enjoy a budget Tibet tour owing to reduced prices of hotels, transportations, etc.
How to get the Tibet Travel Permit from Guangzhou?
Foreign travelers need to get the Tibet Travel Permit at first before touring Tibet from Guangzhou. It will be checked when you take the train or flight to Tibet.
Tibet Travel Permit, also called Tibet Visa, which cannot be applied by yourself, has to be applied through an authorized local Tibet travel agency like us. As the Tibet tour expert with over 10 years of running experience, we guarantee 100% successful attainment of Tibet Travel permit as long as you book Guangzhou Tibet tour packages through us. The only thing you need to do is email the photo of your passport page and Chinese Visa page to our travel consultant.
Furthermore, the application procedure of Tibet Travel Permit normally takes 8-9 business days. It is recommended to apply for it 10 or 15 days before you travel to Tibet.
What are the recommended attractions in Guangzhou
Whether you would like to sightsee modern Guangzhou or explore old Guangzhou, there are many attractions worth visiting.
Canton Tower is the landmarks of Guangzhou, is an attraction that witnesses the development of Guangzhou. It is China's tallest tower and the world’s second tallest tower, and the total height is 600 meters. From such height, you can enjoy a wonderful bird’s-eye view of the city. And at night, it lights up the Pearl River with its colorful lights. Let’s photograph its beauty from a distance!
The Pearl River is China’s third longest river, spans 2,400 km. Night cruising on the Pearl River is a must experience project for many first-time visitors coming to Guangzhou. Cruising along the Pearl River, the scenery of both sides unfolds before you like a scroll.
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall built in 1894 in Qing Dynasty. It was originally built by 72 Chen clans as a study hall for young men to prepare for imperial examinations. Now it is home to the Guangdong Folk Art. There, you can find a larger number of southern China art pieces, such as wood carvings, potteries, etc.
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, built in memory of sun yat-sen a forerunner of the Chinese democratic revolution. The hall is a large octagonal structure with a span of 71 meters without pillars, housing a large stage and seats 3,240 people.
Chimelong Tourist Resort
Chimelong Tourist Resort is perfect for families with kids. There's everything here from amusement park, international circus to water park, safari park. Among them, you can’t miss the perfect performance by Chimelong International Circus. You will marvel at stunts of actors and shows of animals.