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Lhasa & AroundTotal 8 Attractions
The holy city of Lhasa is the historical capital of Tibet since 7th century after King Songtsen Gampo unified Tibet, but Neolithic potsherds and implements of bone and stone excavated from the region in 1984 suggest it was a place of human habitation thousand years before Songtsen Gampo’s time. World monuments of Potala palace and Jokhang temple are still functioning right in the city. It is the historical capital as well as centre of Tibet, every year trucks of local pilgrims visit Lhasa for its holy monasteries and temples which are the main Tibet Lhasa attractions for tourist.

Located at an altitude of 3,490 metres (11,450 ft), Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world, and it used to be known as the highest capital city in the world during the height of Tibetan empire. The divine city contains many culturally important Tibetan Buddhist holy sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Norbulingka Palace, and many more. 
  • Drak Yerpa

    Drak Yerpa situates northeast of Lhasa around 45km its a place with many mythical stories of Tibetan kings scholars lamas and so on. Initially from the great king Songtsen Gampo in (604-650) and then t
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  • Gaden Monastery

    Gaden Namgyal Ling Monastery the actual name for the Gaden Monastery which was founded by Tsongkapa (the scholar from Amdo Tsongka and founder of Yellow Hat sect in Tibetan Buddhism) that covers 11000
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  • Potala Palace

    Potala Palace is the most symbolized figure of Tibet and it is can be seen almost from everywhere in Lhasa by standing over the Marpo Ri hill 130 meters above the Lhasa valley the large building consis
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  • Jokhang Temple

    Jokhang Temple is also called Rasa Trulnang Tsuglhak Khang in Tibetanit is located right in the centre of the old Lhasa encircled by Bakhor street it is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tibet that erected
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  • Sera Monastery

    Sera monastery was founded in 1419 by Tsongkhapas disciple Jamchen Choje Sakya Yeshe it was built at the base of Mount Phurbochok on which his teacher Tsongkhapa(1357-1419) had established a hermita
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  • Drepung monastery

    Drepung literally means heap of rice which named after its formation of huge numbers of white monastic buildings congested on the hillside. Drepung is located north of Lhasa on the Mt. Gephel Utse ridg
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  • Bakhor street

    Bakhor Street is historically an active place as in the ancient time people get there for divine water from the Milky pool (Othang Tso) that was replaced by the holy temple in the 7 th century locals b
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  • Tsangkung Nunnery in Lhasa

    Tsangkung nunnery is one of the few nunnery in Lhasa and it has a different things to see than other monasteries in Lhasa.
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