As Tibet has been occupied by the invading Chnese forces these past decades, does that mean that you have to apply to Beijing rather than Lhasa for a tourist visa?
Tibet looks rich in culture and history but I really cannot understand what other riches were coveted by the Chinese, that they had to invade. Its's not as if there is great demand for yak-meat in China. Did you get any sense of 'any sense' for the invasion? Were there industrial or mlitary resources that the Tibetans had hidden away under a spare goat or yak?