At the altitude of 3658 meters, Lhasa is the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism, also famed as ‘the Sunshine City’ for its annual sunshine time. Lhasa is not only the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Prefecture, but also the...
Chinese Name: 拉萨
English IPA: Lhasa
Location: located in southeast Tibet and north of Lhasa River, the branch of the Yarlung Zangbo River, Lying in the north part of Himalayas, and middle of Qinghai Tibet Plateau
Population (city): 559400
Language: Tibetan, Han
At the altitude of 3658 meters, Lhasa is the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism, also famed as ‘the Sunshine City’ for its annual sunshine time. Lhasa is not only the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Prefecture, but also the political, economical, cultural and regional center of Tibet.
Highlights of Lhasa
▪ Potala Palace: As the landmark of Lhasa, Potala Palace can be regarded as the most imposing and magnificent palace at the highest altitude in the world, which is the most brilliant symbol of Tibetan culture.
▪ Namtso Lake: one of the three holy lake in Tibet and the large lake at the highest altitude in the world.
▪ Jokhang Temple: Known as ‘the eye of Tibet’, it is the activity center for important Buddhist ceremony.
▪ Barkhor Street: the most famous circumanbulation and commercial center.
▪ Sera Monastery: one of the three top monasteries in Lhasa and the most famous ceremony of debating Buddhist scriptures in Tibet is held here.
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Lhasa is well-known for its fascinating landscapes, mysterious thousand-year-old history, splendid Tibetan culture. The magnificent palaces and temples are the outstanding highlights, such as the famous Polata Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, and Norbulingka, which reveals the brilliant attainments in architecture and Buddhism culture. The miraculous Namtso Lake is a must-see attraction for most tourists. For more Lhasa attractions, check the following lists. [...]
Lhasa tours not only allow you to explore the brilliant Tibetan culture and authentic Tibetan customs, but also allow you to appreciate the natural charm of Tibet. We list the following Lhasa tour packages that may interest you, including private tour, group tour, highlight tour, festival tour, Tibetan culture tour, Tibet adventure tour, overland tour, hiking tour and cycling tour, etc. Tailor-made tours are flexible and based on your personal preference. Lhasa group tours are also available, which covers the popular tourist sites [...]
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Climate & When to Go
Lhasa (coordinates: 29°39′N 91°07′E) is located in southeast Tibet and north of Lhasa River, the branch of the Yarlung Zangbo River, Lying in the north part of Himalayas, and middle of Qinghai Tibet Plateau. It's the capital and the biggest city of Tibet, one of the highest cities in the world at an altitude of 3,650 meters. Lhasa Weather Due to its unique geographic location and topography, Lhasa enjoys plateau temperate semi-arid climate. It features strong radiation, long hours of sunshine, great temperature difference during a day. It's dry, cold and windy in winter and warm & humid [...]
Lhasa is located in southeast Tibet and north of Lhasa River, the branch of the Yarlung Zangbo River, lying in the north part of Himalayas, and middle of Qinghai Tibet Plateau. It's the capital and the biggest city of Tibet, political, economic, cultural and transportation center of Tibet, and one of the highest cities in the world at an altitude of 3,650 meters. How to Get in Lhasa Tourists can get to Lhasa by train, air and long-distance bus. Of course, some backpackers may go to [...]
Festivals and Activities
Various Tibetan festivals are celebrated in different ways in Lhasa. It is suggested to visit Lhasa during the festivals and enjoy the lively scenes with the local Tibetan people if time is sufficient. Or there are some festival tour packages you can choose from Lhasa Tour. Festivals in Lhasa 1. Shoton Festival雪顿节 The first festival comes Shoton Festival, which starts from 30th June in Tibetan Calendar and lasts for 5 days. During the festival, a huge Buddha Thangka will be shown in Drepung Monastery and wonderful Tibetan operas will [...]
Lhasa, the capital of China's Tibet Autonomous region, is an international tourist city with plateau and ethnic characteristics. It is Tibet's political, economic, cultural, scientific and educational center, as well as the holy site of Tibetan Buddhism. Located in the central part of the Tibetan Plateau, north of the Himalayas, 3650 meters above sea level, it is located in the valley plain of the Lhasa River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River. Lhasa River flows into the Yarlung [...]
If we go to somewhere new, maps are good support for us. To help you have a better understanding of Lhasa City, we provide you different Lhasa maps including Lhasa transportation map, Lhasa tourist attractions map, Lhasa region map and Lhasa location map, etc, through which you can probably know how to get to Lhasa and what to discover there. [...]
Visitors can choose from lots of hotels varied from budget one to five star in Lhasa. Most of the hotels in Lhasa provide high-qualified service. The prices are reasonable and all-inclusive. You can enjoy different style of breakfast, a western breakfast, a Chinese breakfast or a Tibetan breakfast. Parking is out of charge and free wifi is equipped. The considerate services would make you relax and comfortable. No matter where you stay in Lhasa, you won't miss any attractions of your journey, like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera [...]