Restricted Areas

When you travel to China you should aware that some regions of China are of strictly closed or prohibited to enter without special travel permission, such as Tibet and other remote areas.

If you travel to closed areas without permit, there would be some problems like taken to custody, be fined or deported for illegal entry. However, over 1,200 cities and areas in China are open to visitors without special permits needed.

Just consulted your nearest Embassy of China about whether some areas is restricted or not or learn that local Chinese public security bureau if you are already in China.

The major closed areas in Tibet:
Tsetang: Samye Monastery, Tomb of Tibetan King, Changdruk Temple, Yumbulakhang
Shigatse: Sakya Monastery, The Mt. Everest area, Rongbuk Monastery
Gyangtse: Pelkor Chode Monastery & Kubum Stupa
Nqari Region
Basumtso Lake in Nyingchi Region
Chamdo Region

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