A luxury train ticket to Lhasa from Beijing costs over $10,000

Luxury train rides can be found all over the world, right from India, Russian, UK, Japan, Vegas, even China has it going. But a trip from China to Tibet has to be special in its own way, more so when china has planned to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in Tibet’s tourism infrastructure. A new luxury train that will run from the Chinese capital Beijing to the Tibetan capital Lhasa, will commence operations this year. The travel time is estimated to last a week and the train will seat just 108 passengers per trip.
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Thus the ticket prices will cross over $10,000 if reports in the Tibet Daily are believed. The train will feature rooms and luxuries of varied stands, including onboard baths and meeting areas. With the vacation season due to commence in April, ticket reservations would be required. The season will also see an increase in air connectivity to Lhasa, as Tibet Airlines is planning test flights.

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