Lhasa Tours & Vacation Packages
On China tours, Lhasa, meaning Land of the Gods, is the capital of Tibet, an autonomous region of China. Located 12,000 feet above sea level on the northern slopes of the Himalayas, Lhasa is over 1300 years old and covers a span of approximately 30,000 square kilometres.
Given its age and history, Lhasa has derived both a cultural and spiritual heritage. Lhasa contains many significant Tibetan Buddhist sites including Potala Palace - home to several Dalai Lamas. Featuring 1000 rooms, 10000 shrines, and about 200000 statues, Potala Palace was converted into a museum and is considered a world-famous symbol of Lhasa’s political and religious power.
The most important and sacred temple in Tibet on tours to China is Jokhang Temple, located in Barkhor Square, in the old part of Lhasa. For centuries this temple has been the key centre for Buddhist pilgrimage, and is the site of “kora”, a circumambulation route marked by four large stone incense burners placed at the corners of the temple complex.
Past political tensions between Tibet and China have not given way to Lhasa’s growing tourism industry. Monasteries, palaces, parks, and markets, all backdropped with the magnificence of the Himalayan Mountains, make Lhasa an unforgettable place to visit on China tours.
China and Tibet Travel Information
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Classic Tibet: Lhasa, Gyantse & ShigatseFIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Journey to the top of the Himalayas to discover Tibet and the Roof of the World. Staying in first-class accommodations, you’ll travel through this ancient land and explore the key sites of Tibetan Buddhism, including the Pelkor Chode Monastery in Gyantse, the summer palace of Norbulingka, and marvellous Potala Palace in Lhasa.
- 8 Days
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- US$ 2,937
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- Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas