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.
Current time in Lhasa is now 05:57 PM (Wednesday). 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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Sera Monastery - Lhasa Tibet China
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Kailash – Tibet – Manasarovar – The Ultimate Yoga Journey / 6-20 Sep 2019 (15 Days)
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Interesting facts about this location
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.
Located at 29.65, 91.1 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located at 29.65, 91.1 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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