Tibet is witnessing the opening of ‘St. Regis Lhasa Resort’ this week, which is inspired by the sacred Sera Monastery architecture, which is used for St. Regis walls, inner spaces and courtyard. The hotel is situated in the highest altitude in the world. It is a high-end property boosting the tourism.
Jokhang Temple, situated in the old city of Lhasa which is 300-year-old,where major Buddhist ceremonies and great prayer festivals were held, now would be converted into boutique hotel. This is a stroke of luck for the identity of Tibet and its culture. The locals would be able to now present their culture in a 5 Star location, albeit with luxury and decadence.
The tourists who come to Tibet want to experience authentic Tibet, the beauty of remote place and its culture, which remain untouched since thousands of years. The magic will only last longer as the fastest growing tourism industry working in full swing. The government‘s measures taken to develop tourism in the region has helped to restore dilapidated monasteries, temples with golden roofs surrounded by lofty Himalayan scenery, ancient culture and tradition.
Tibet offers great tourism resources but has lacked the elite tourism facilities. The Chinese Government has an ambitious goal to develop tourism industry, constructing five star hotels and boutique hotels to attract fifteen million tourists to the region by the 2015. It sure is a great way to attract people and luxury travellers to the region, so that the tourist revenue would flow in to the region.
Via: The Tibet Post