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Tibet City Guide

Lhasa

A Reflection of Paradise !

Lhasa City in Tibetan language means 'Holy City'. It is the capital of Tibet which dates back to 7th century AD when King Songtsen transferred his capital from Yarlung to Lhasa. The city is located at a height of 3,500 m above sea level in the south central part of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). It is the center of cultural, political and religious activities inTibet. Lhasa Town is also famous for few of the most stunning creations of hand in the entire world like Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Lhasa also serves as a home to 31 communities and is the most thrilling city that offers everything from calm corners to bustling markets that beckons tourist from around the world. Lhasa has the most challenging terrain to reach and move around when compared to other parts of China and Tibet, as it has extreme altitude location. Once you reach here, the first look of the city makes you believe that Lhasa has something different, something that makes it special.
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What to See and What to Do !

1. Potala Palacepotala

Located in the heart of Lhasa city, Potala Palace over the time, has become a landmark for the city. The palace was build by the famous king Songtsen Gampo for his wife Princess Wencheng.

2. Jokhang TempleJokhang

Jokhang Temple is one of the most visited pilgrim spots in Tibet. Located in the heart of Lhasa city, the temple is easily accessible as there are frequent bus plying to the temple from the city center.

3. Lhasa Expresspotala

Jokhang Temple is one of the most visited pilgrim spots in Tibet. Located in the heart of Lhasa city, the temple is easily accessible as there are frequent bus plying to the temple from the city center.

4. Norbulingka - A Garden Palacenorbulingka

Norbulingka, situated in the west side of Lhasa, is a garden full of palaces build by different Dalai Lamas as their summer abodes. The garden covers an area of around 46 acres and has 370 lavishly furnished rooms. I

 

Lhokha City

The Creation of the Lord !

Situated to the south of Mt. Kailash, Lhokha City, is the oldest city in Tibet. Once called Yarlong, the city is perched at an altitude of 3600 m above sea level and covers an area of 80000 sq. km. It is home to few of the earliest monasteries of Tibet and is considered to be the source of Tibetan culture, civilization and the birthplace of Tibetan People. Lhokha is dotted with numerous lakes and rivers meandering down through the valley that add music to the tranquility and silence of the sceneric atmosphere in Lhokha city.

 

What to See And Do !

1. Trandruk Monastery

Situated on the southern side of Mt. Gangpo Ri, Trandruk Monastery is located 2 km south of Tradrug on the eastern bank of Yarlung River and is one of the earliest Buddhist monastery.

2. Samye Monastery

Samye monastery is the oldest monastery in Tibet located on the foot of Mt Hepo Ri. It is most famous for the various and unique artifacts that are kept here. The temple was built by the king Trisong Detsen.

3. Yumbulagang Palace

This is the oldest Palace in Tibet, which has a history dating more than 2000 years back. It is said that the palace was built for the first Tibetan king, Nyatri Tsanpo. It was later used as a summer palace by the famous king.

4. Lake Lhamo Nhatso

The name itself tells you about the importance of the lake in Tibet. Well, the name Lhaso Nhatso means heavenly 'Mother Lake'. The lake is situated in the mountains of Gyacha, on the top at an altitude of 5100m above sea level.



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