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Lhasa travel guide

Lhasa travel guide

Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region, Northwest China. Literally meaning the place of the Gods in Tibetan, Lhasa is the religious and political heart of the Tibetan world, a place where travelers to Tibet usually stop. Lhasa is known as one of the highest cities in the world, standing at an altitude of 3490 metres (11,450 ft) and surrounded by the Himalayan Mountain ranges. The city enjoys a cool and semi-arid climate with frosty winters and mild summers due to its own topography and mountainous landscape. Lying in the Tibetan Plateau, the city is also home to a major Tibetan people nationality but also Han and Hui peoples and several other ethnic groups. Travelers who want to live the adventure of entering Tibet will for sure go mainly to this capital city where admiring Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palace and many other temples and monasteries. The increase of tourism in the region has been a great chance to develop the city centre where a modern city of karaoke, bars and hotels have swallowed the old one. Embodying the spirituality of Buddha and the Dalai Lama as well as the principal tip of the roo... More information about Lhasa »

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The Potala Palace

The Potala Palace

Chinese name: 布达拉宫 (Budala Gong) Location: No.35, Gongqian Alley, Middle Beijing Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa City, Tibetan Autonomous Region. Entrance fee: 200 Yuan from May to October and 100 Yuan from November to April. (In consideration of the old wooden structure of Potala, at present only 2300 tickets are issued daily, 1600 for Chinese travel agents and 700 for Chinese independent tra...

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Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple

Chinese name: 大昭寺 (Dazhao Si) Location: on Barkhor Street, Lhasa City, Tibet Autonomous Region. Entrance fee: 85 Yuan. Please note that tourists should buy a photograph permit (90 Yuan) before they take a picture inside the hall of the temple. Opening time: - 08:00-11:30 (canonical hours for Buddhists, tour groups exceeding 10 persons are not allowed to enter). - 11:30-17:30 (opened to all...

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