Top 10 domestic destinations for rich Chinese in 2012

By Lu Na
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Tibet [Photo / Xinhua]

Lying on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Tibet is dubbed the "Roof of the World" with an average elevation of more than 4,000 meters. This wonderland is a world-famous and dreamed-about destination for its spectacular ever-changing landscapes and mysterious historical and cultural relics.

Tibet's capital city Lhasa is surely the top attraction for tourists. As an ancient city dating back 1,300 years, Lhasa is home to the magnificent Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple Monastery and Norbulingka (Garden of Treasures), all listed as world heritage sites. Tibet boasts 11 mountain peaks towering over 8,000 meters, of which, the 8,848-meter Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world, offers the most breathtaking views. Other must-see attractions include the Heavenly Lake Namtso, Yarlong Tsangpo River and Tashilhunpo Monastery.

Percentage in 2012: 17 percent

Rank in 2011: 6

Travel Tips:

  -- Best time to visit: June to September

  -- Local snacks: tsampa (roasted barley flour), Tibetan butter tea, yak meat and yoghurt

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