Lhasa is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is the center of politics, economy, culture and religion as well as the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism. The city is located on the Tibetan Plateau, the north side of the Himalayas, which has an altitude of 3650 meters. It is famous for its beautiful scenery, long history, unique local custom with a strong religious color. The name Lhasa means holy land in Tibetan language. It is a unique city worth exploring. Tourists who visit Lhasa will be impressed by its religious atmosphere and amazing historic sites. Book a Lhasa tour

Lhasa Attractions

potala palace Barkhor Street Jokhang Monastery
Potala Palace Barkhor Street Jokhang Monastery

 

namtso lake sera Monastery Drepung Monastery
Namtso Lake Sera Monastery Drepung Monastery

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Lhasa Tours

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. Many tourists would like to visit Lhasa together with other places in Tibet. For Lhasa only, it will take about 2 or 3 days. It takes 1 day to visit the nearby Namtso. If you would like to visit other places such as Shigatse, Linzhi or Mt. Everest etc, it will take a few days. Book a Tibet tour

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Lhasa Climate

The climate of Lhasa is mild all year round. It is neither too cold in winter nor too hot in summer. Lhasa enjoys the reputation of Sunlight City.The duration of sunshine is over 3000 hours all year round, which is almost one half longer than the other places in the same latitude. It usually rains in June, July, August and September. >>Read more

Lhasa Food

Due to the unique geographic conditions, the local food in Tibet is different from other places in China. The buttered tea, Zanba, stewed yak meat,  milk tea and etc are worth trying. If you cannot get used to Tibetan food, there are also other food to choose from. >>more about Tibet cuisine

Lhasa Accommodation

As a popular tourist destination, there are all kinds of hotels available. There are hotels of different star-rates, home inns, hostels and etc. Book a Hotel in Lhasa

How to Get to Lhasa

Both trains and flights are available in Lhasa. Lhasa is the transportation hub of Tibet. People who would like to travel around Tibet usually arrive at Lhasa first. View more detailed information about How to Get to Lhasa.

Local Transportation

There are public buses available to most scenic spots. Ticket fare is CNY 1. Taxi is also available. For places in the downtown, the taxi fee is usually CNY10. For places in the suburb, it’s best to make a deal before you get on the car.

Travel Tips

Foreign tourists who would like to visit Tibet must have a Tibet Permit. Tourists could get the Permit through a travel agency. The temperature of Lhasa differs a lot between day and night. Bring a coat even in summer. More travel tips.

 

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