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Tibet is a magical region that is unique and

stunningly beautiful. The local people are devout and hospitable, the

landscapes utterly breathtaking and the atmosphere something from a

dream. A traveler’s first stop in Tibet itself should be Lhasa, the

capital and home to some of the holiest Buddhist centres and pilgrims

in the world. Outside Lhasa, the second largest town in Tibet is

Shigatse, which boasts ancient architecture and a vibrant Old Tibetan

Quarter and is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama. The snowcapped

mountains, verdant valleys and Himalayan backdrop outside the town all

make for lasting memories.