Tangzhu Ancient Route Train from Lhasa to Shigatse First Launched in Tibet

Last updated: August,23 2018

On July 24, the “Tangzhu Ancient Route Train” with number of Z8803 made its first trip from Lhasa Railway Station to Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet. "Tangzhu Ancient Route Trains" are Z8801/8802/8803/8804 passenger trains from Lhasa to Shigatse. As the tourist-dedicated trains, "Tangzhu Ancient Route Trains" are expected to further explore the tourism markets along Qinghai-Tibet Railway and promote cooperation in tourism development between China’s Tibet and South Asian countries.

 Tangzhu Ancient Route Train Tangzhu Ancient Route Train set off on its first trip

The Tangzhu Ancient Route suggests the route of fetching scriptures to Sindhu in the Tang Dynasty. Songtsen Gampo also followed the route to pick up Princess Bhrikuti Devi of Nepal and Precess Wencheng of Tang. That’s how the train received the name.

 Tangzhu Ancient Route Train Soft sleeper carriage

The interior of train has been well designed, with photographs of Tibet’s splendid sceneries and featured Tibetan decorations hanging in the carriage. And the service on the train has also been upgraded. Not only are traditional Tibetan snacks, fresh ground coffee, imported beer and other drinks provided, but also there is a reading area for tourists in the dining car carriage.

 Tangzhu Ancient Route Train Dining car carriage

Besides, the train provides a fitness room with oximeter, electronic thermometer etc., and basic health check can be conducted for passengers in demand. The hard seat carriage is provided with comfortable U-shaped pillow, blankets and other items for the convenience of passengers.

 Tangzhu Ancient Route Train The fitness room is provided with oximeter, electronic thermometer etc.

The train journey from Lhasa to Shigatse has been described as the most scenic railway route. Passengers will pass Yarlung Tsangpo River Canyon, Nimu County and Renbu County. There are two round-trip journeys running daily. So if you are interested in this travel train, and ready to book your trip from Lhasa to Shigatse, get in touch with us, and we can arrange the perfect trip for you.

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