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Lhasa Destination Guide

Explore Lhasa in China.

Lhasa in the region of Tibet Autonomous Region with it's 118,721 inhabitants is a place in China - some 1,593 mi (or 2,564 km) South-West of Beijing, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Lhasa in China

Current time in Lhasa is now 05:44 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Urumqi" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Thimphu, Paro, Lhuentse, Kohima, Itanagar or Naidong. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Lhasa, Niu, Tainbag, Togde, Nyangrain and Jangzhong. We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

2°C / 36 °F Clear sky
Morning Temperature -2°C / 28 °F
Evening Temperature -4°C / 25 °F
Night Temperature -18°C / 0 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 9%
Air Pressure 593.9 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Clear sky

Saturday, 21st of January 2017
Clear sky, calm.
Clear sky Day: 1°C (34 °F)
Night: -18°C (0 °F)
Sunday, 22nd of January 2017
Clear sky, light breeze.
Clear sky Day: 3°C (37 °F)
Night: -10°C (14 °F)
Monday, 23rd of January 2017
Light snow, light breeze, scattered clouds.
Light snow Day: 1°C (34 °F)
Night: -19°C (-2 °F)

Videos

Tibet Patandsaoyuth's photos around Lhas...

02:30 min ( April 18, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW1)
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More Nepal and tibet pictures Vincent ge...

01:51 min ( March 06, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW3)
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From Zhongdian to Lhasa Jessnel's photos...

02:37 min ( December 03, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 163 - Rating: 0/5

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Sera Monastery - Lhasa Tibet China

02:31 min ( December 07, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWa)
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Tripwow.tripadvisor.com - Created at TripWow by TravelPod Attractions (a TripAdvisor company) Sera Monastery Lhasa Built in 1419 by a pupil of Tsongkhapa, this is one of the three greatest monasteries...


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Interesting facts about this location

Lhasa

Lhasa is the administrative capital and a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. It is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau, after Xining, and at an altitude of 3,490 metres, Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. The city contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Norbulingka palaces, many of which are located in Chengguan District, the city seat.

More reading: Lhasa homepage
Located at 29.65, 91.1 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Capitals of former nations, Holy cities, Lhasa, Lhasa Prefecture, Populated places in Tibet, Prefectures of Tibet

Norbulingka

Norbulingka is a palace and surrounding park in Lhasa, Tibet, built from 1755. It served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s up until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959. Part of the "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace", Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was added as an extension of this Historic Ensemble in 2001. It was built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both as administrative centre and religious centre.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.65, 91.1 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Lhasa, Palaces in Tibet, Parks in China, Tibetan Buddhist places, Visitor attractions in Tibet, World Heritage Sites in China, World Heritage Sites in Tibet

Potala Palace

The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.65, 91.1 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buddhist buildings in Tibet, Buddhist pilgrimages, Buddhist temples in Tibet, Dzongs of Tibet, Forts in Tibet, Houses completed in 1694, Lhasa, Palaces in Tibet, Royal residences in Tibet, World Heritage Sites in Tibet

Namgyal Monastery

Namgyal Monastery is a Tibetan buddhist monastery closely associated with all the Dalai Lamas since the third. Namgyal Monastery is the personal monastery of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. Its primary role is to assist with rituals involving the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Its main tantric practices reportedly include those of Kalachakra, Yamantaka, Chakrasamvara, Guhyasamaja, and Vajrakilaya.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.65, 91.1 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1575 establishments, Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, Gelug monasteries, Religious organizations established in the 1570s, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries

Jokhang

The Jokhang,, also called the Qokang Monastery, Jokang, Jokhang Temple, Jokhang Monastery or Zuglagkang, is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa. For most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. It is in some regards pan-sectarian, but is controlled by the Gelug school. The temple's architectural style is a mixture of Indian vihara design, Chinese Tang Dynasty design, and Nepalese design. It was founded during the reign of king Songsten Gampo.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.65, 91.1 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, Buddhist temples in Tibet, Lhasa, World Heritage Sites in Tibet

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