Money exchange in Tibet:
While in Tibet, the only place where you can exchange money and traveler's check is the Bank of China. The high-end hotels in Lhasa also offer money exchange service but only to the guests who stay in their hotel. Besides the capital city Lhasa, the other places where you can exchange money is Shigatse, Zhangmu and Ali.
Credit cards are not used as often as in other China cities, hotels, air tickets can not be paid by using credit card either. So it's wise to carry more cash no matter RMB or USD rather than take many cards
Tibetan cuisines indicate a major influence between India and China, the methods of cooking and ingredients are mainly come from the mountain regions. The Tibetan food is delicious and different from the food you ever had before. That's why you should try out the Tibetan food, that will be a new experience for your Tibet trip
How to prevent or relieve the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
The mountain sickness is a normal reaction to the people who go to the places with the high altitude, especially who comes to Tibet at the first time. The typical symptoms of AMS is that you will feel headache, dizzy, disgusting, vomit and so on. To get rid of AMS, the best way is to follow the way that our tour guide teach you, then everything should be ok. The major reason to cause AMS is to going up to high too fast, your body can't adapt the decrease of the Oxygen suddenly. So upon your arrival at Tibet, you��d better not move, just relax at the hotel for the first 24 hours. Then you will feel better on the next day.
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