Lhasa Attractions

Lhasa means the holy land in the Tibetan language. On the northern bank of the Lhasa river, a tributary of Yarlung Tsangpo river, Lhasa is famous ancient city with history over 1400 years and an elevation of 3,650 meters. Lhasa is known as sunshine city Because of its sunshine duration exceed 3,000 hours a year. As the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa Center as Regions political, economic and cultural. Lhasa Attractions embraces many historical sites and scenic spots in its urban areas and outskirts, such as well-renowned Potala palace and the Jokhang temple, Drepung, Sera, Ganden Monasteries.

Namtso Lake – World Highest Salt Lake

Namtso is 4718 meters above sea level and is the highest lake in the world, covering an area of ​​2.400 square kilometers. Behind the Nyachen Tangla mountain range, about 60 kilometers northwest of the Damshung District, is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Namtso Lake – Largest and Highest Salt Lake Namtso is...
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Potala Palace

About Potala palace Potala Palace is mainly comprised of the White Palace (administrate building) and the Red Palace (Religious building). The Potala Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks. White Palace The White Palace comprising halls, temples, and courtyards. It serves as the living quarters of the Dalai...
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Jokhang Temple

Located in the center of old Lhasa city, the Jokhang temple is a prime seat of the of the Tibetan Buddhism, inside we will see lots of statues from different sects. It was first built in 647AD. Main statue inside is the life-sized statue of Sakyamuni at the age of 12, Chinese princess brought from...
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Ganden Monastery

Ganden monastery is the greatest and the oldest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It is also one of three principal monasteries in Lhasa.  Other two are Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery). At its peak, it had a registration of more than 4,000 monks. Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelug Sect, established it as the first Gelug...
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Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street is the oldest street in Lhasa. In the past, it was only a circumambulation path, Now it’s also a shopping center with national characteristics. It’s an old district with colorful Tibetan features. Tibetan houses line the street, and the ground is paved with man-made flagstones, preserving the ancient look. In the street, you...
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Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery lies in west of Lhasa under Mt. Gambo Utse, clustered round by the black mountain, its white grand buildings shining under the sunlight. Built in 1416, it is considered as one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect in Tibet. Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai...
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Ramoche Temple

The Ramoche Temple is a Buddhist monastery that is considered one of the most important temples in Lhasa. It is located in the northwestern region of Lhasa, a city of over a million people and Tibet’s capital. Ramoche is a sort of sister temple to the great Jokhang temple. It was founded all the way...
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Guandi Gesar Temple

Guan Yu refers to a Han general of the Three Kingdoms periods (220-280), but in Lhasa there is also a temple to Guan Yu, demonstrating the diversity of religion in Lhasa. In 1793, Qing Dynasty Emperor Qianlong sent General Fukang to fight the Gorkhas when the later invaded Tibet. After achieving victory, General Fukang’an was...
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Lhasa – Origin of it’s name and history

Only after we came to Lhasa, we knew that the area around Bakuo Street, centered on the Jokhang Temple, was called “Lhasa”, meaning “Buddha’s Land”. Jokhang Temple is the center of Lhasa people’s life, and centre of religion revolve around it. Lhasa is called “Rasa” in ancient times, Tibetan “goat” is called “Ra” and “Soil”...
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Sera Monastery

About Sera Monastery The Sera Monastery is the representative monastery of the Gelugpa of Tibetan Buddhism. It lies on the southern slope of the Sera Woze Mountain.  Northern suburbs of Lhasa. The monastery was built by Shakya Yeshi. He is one of the main disciples of Tsongkhapa.  was the founder of the Gelugpa school of...
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Norbulingka – Treasure Park, Summer palace of The Dalai Lama

Norbulingka treasure Park is Summer palace and Garden Palace of 7th to the cunrrent Dalai lamas. It was built in the period of the 7th Dalai Lama Kalsang Gyatso, in the mid of 18th century. During summer time, Dalai lama spent their time in this Palace. This beautiful palace compound is located west of Potala...
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New Places for Tourism in Lhasa – Integrates traditional heritage and modern design

Princess Wencheng Live Opus “Princess Wencheng” is a grand Tibetan group dance and original ecological traditional song. Gorshey dance, Breaking Aga, Tibetan opera, and various unique Tibetan celebration dances are wonderful and colorful, which can be called a “living dictionary” of Tibetan culture. In a strong lineup of nearly 700 actors, this touching epic of...
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Sechen Lhatso (dzichen Lhatso)

Sechen Lhatso is known to the local people as the Holy lake where the God of fortune (King of Naga) lives. It is located in the southeast of Riduo Township, Maldrogongka County, and north of Sangri County, Shannan Region. It is about 6 km from National Highway 318, and 124 km from Lhasa City, at...
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