Explore Lhasa in China
Lhasa in the region of Tibet Autonomous Region with its 118,721 inhabitants is a place in China - some 1,593 mi or ( 2564 km ) South-West of Beijing , the country's capital city .
Time in Lhasa is now 03:20 AM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Urumqi " with a UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Thimphu, Paro, Lhuentse, Kohima, and Itanagar. Since you are here already, consider visiting Thimphu . We saw some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Lhasa ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
The best trip of my life, visiting Tibet Richardcowley's photos around Lhasa, China (slideshow)
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Jokhang Temple - Lhasa, Tibet, China
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Sera Monastery - Lhasa, Tibet, China
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From Zhongdian to Lhasa Jessnel's photos around Lhasa, China (zhongdian is it worth the trip)
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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 91.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km 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.
Located at 29.65 91.09 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Chokpori, Chagpori, Chagpo Ri is a sacred hill in the city of Lhasa in Tibet. It south of the Potala and just to the left when one is facing the Potala. It is considered to be one of the four holy mountains of central Tibet. It was the site of the most famous medical school Tibet, known as the Mentsikhang, which was founded in 1413. It was conceived of by Lobsang Gyatso, the "Great" 5th Dalai Lama, and completed by the Regent Sangye Gyatso shortly before 1697.
Located at 29.65 91.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Lhasa Hotel is one of the modern accommodation settlements built in the holy city of Lhasa, Tibet, a 4-star hotel at an altitude of 3600m. It is located northeast of Norbu Lingka. Completed in September 1985 it is located near Norbulingka in the western suburbs of the city and is the flagship of CITS's installations in Tibet. It accommodates about 1000 guests and visitors to Lhasa. Lhasa Hotel is one of the few international 4-star hotels in Tibet.
Located at 29.66 91.09 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
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.
Located at 29.66 91.12 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
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