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Jan 15th, 2011, 12:31 PM
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Tibet tour guide

Has anyone ever used Mr. Nga Wang for touring Lhasa & Tibet?
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Jan 15th, 2011, 12:52 PM
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No idea who he is, but in general most travelers with interest in Tibetan culture prefer Tibetan guides to Chinese ones. Wang is a Chinese name.
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Jan 15th, 2011, 03:16 PM
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Mr. Wang actually lives in Lhasa.
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Jan 15th, 2011, 03:34 PM
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I am sure he lives in Lhasa. But that is a Chinese last name, but Tibetan one.
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Jan 15th, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Unfortunately a great many Chinese now live in Lhasa...
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Jan 15th, 2011, 07:23 PM
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In the 2000 census, it's about 2/3 Tibetan, 1/3 Chinese in central Lhasa, officially the Chengguan District. I say in 2010, at least 2/3 are Chinese, probably more.
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Jan 16th, 2011, 01:57 PM
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I do not know Mr. Wang. I can, though, highly recommend a Tibetan guide named Lum Bum in Lhasa. I spent six weeks in Tibet last year with Lum Bum. He and his wife Namdori run Tibetan Shaman Tour in Lhasa. Phil Borges (famous photographer of Tibet) mentions working with Lum Bum in his blog (see entry: How a Guide Makes for a Successful Trip).
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Feb 4th, 2011, 05:53 AM
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I have to add Nga is I in Tibetan and Wang could be meaning Power. The problem i was told by a guide is to do business they have to have a Chinese name for a Bank account, business license. So Id ask them if they are Tibetan before judging how many Tibetans do they hire. The last one is very telling. Its usually 1% or 80%. Lumbum is great but make sure he goes according to your schedule, make that clear , not the other way around.
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