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Should you go to Tibet?

Over the years, ICT has been repeatedly asked by independent travelers whether or not they should go to Tibet. The main concern is that by spending money in Tibet, tourists are worried they are supporting the regime which has been the cause of so much damage to Tibetan culture.

The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan governmentin- exile based in Dharamsala, India, are not opposed to tourism in Tibet on the basis that it allows an “opportunity for foreigners to see the real conditions in Tibet.”

There has never been an organized travel boycott of Tibet as there is with Burma and as there used to be with South Africa during apartheid. ICT believes instead that the decision to travel to Tibet or not must be made by the travelers themselves. This guide aims to help make this decision easier.

Buy from Tibetans To support Tibetans, Tibetan culture and the Tibetan economy, buy from Tibetan-owned shops and stalls as consistently as you can. There are increasing numbers of non-Tibetan traders in Tibetan-owned establishments.

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