Money in Tibet



What money does Tibet use? In Tibet, Chinese currency (i.e. CNY or RMB ¥) is universally accepted. If foreign citizens who work or study in China and already have your own Chinese bank cards, it would be extremely easy to get your money from a string of Chinese banks or ATMs in Lhasa city. Chinese banks you can find in Lhasa are Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China.

If this is your first time to Tibet and have no Chinese bank cards, you can exchange your currency from our tour guide, Tibet Vista’s office. Currency exchange service is also available in some of 4 or 5 star hotels. However, do keep enough cash or change if you travel to remote areas in Shigatse, Shannan, Ngari, Nyingchi, and Nagqu.

Coins Are Not Accepted by Tibetans

Coins Are Not Accepted by Tibetans

If you are planning a Tibet tour, you need to prepare some small change, but not coins because coins are not accepted by Tibetans. The reason why Tibetan people do not coins is not very clear. Different people have different opinions about it, mainly

Money, Currency and Credit Card

Money, Currency and Credit Card

It is not very convenient to change foreign currency in Lhasa, Tibet, but some hotels in Lhasa provide currency exchange service. ATMs are also available but limited in Tibet.

Three Tips in Tibet While Using Banking Card

Three Tips in Tibet While Using Banking Card

With the opening of the Qinghai-Tibet railway, Tibet travelling was chosen by more and more people, payment by cards be the first choice in most travelers. However, the bank systems are immature, so travelers should pay attention to three tips when yo