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Tibet receives more tourists than expected
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14:51, August 24, 2007

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A train ticket to Lhasa is among the hardest-to-get passes in China this summer as the southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region is receiving more tourists than expected.

By the end of July, Tibet has received more than 1.7 million tourist arrivals, according to the regional tourism administration.

The administration has been forced to reset its forecast of tourist arrivals for the whole year to 3.5 million, up from 3 million projected at the start of the year.

An influx of domestic and overseas tourists, accompanied by an urge to travel along the world''s highest railway, has caused a seasonal shortage of tickets on trains to and from Lhasa, said Wang Xinwen, head of the Lhasa Railway Station.

Railway authorities have sent a temporary train running between Xining and Lhasa, the starting and terminating points of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, from Aug. 1 to Oct. 17, yet the two stations are still crowded with passengers who cannot get tickets in time to follow their schedules, Wang said.

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