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  • Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama and is one of the most popular photo opportunity on all China tours.
  • Monks debate at Sera Monastery
  • Tibetan scriptures in the Drepung Monastery
  • Tibetan pilgrim circles the Potala Palace
  • Prayer wheels
  • Potala Palace

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 to 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 back dropped with the magnificence of the Himalaya Mountains, makes Lhasa an unforgettable place to visit on China tours.

 


 

China and Tibet Travel Information

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Learn about the history and culture of China, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about China's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering China for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our China tours today!

 

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  • Lhasa City Stay

    The centre of Tibetan Buddhism and former home of the Dalai Lamas, Lhasa offers an insight into Buddhist culture exemplified by the magnificent Potala Palace and many traditional temples.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,032
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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