About Lhasa the capital of Tibet, China
Lhasa, one of the highest places cities in the world and capital city of Tibet situated 3,650 meters above sea level sited on north bank of the Kyichu River, a tributary of the Yarlong Tsangpo River, on the northern slopes of the Himalayan range. Tibet, Lhasa lies in the southwest of People’s Republic of China. The majestic city is now a blend of traditional Tibetan culture and modern cyber civilization.
The fantastic landscape, unique culture, exotic life and friendly people make Tibet trips an unforgettable lifetime experience. Lhasa facts features a cold steppe climate. Due to its very high altitude, it has a cool, dry climate with frosty winters. There are many historical importance sites located like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Norbulingka in Lhasa . Lhasa’s original look and old lifestyle are largely intact at Barhkor Street in the old part of Lhasa, where all sorts of arts and crafts are on sale.
Lhasa tour packages – Tourism in Tibet
Lhasa is the Political, economic, cultural and religious center of Tibet, it is known as an administrative capital of Tibet, China. It is one of the most desired cities in the world. Lhasa is not only contains an impressive heritage but also 1000 years of spiritual history that creates an awesome romantic and mysterious.
Lhasa covers an area of 30,000 square km, in which the downtown covers 544 sq km. Tibetan ethnic group, makes up 87 percent of the total population; the rest consists of Han, Hui and other ethnic groups, but overall the Tibetan ethnic group makes up a majority of the total population.
In Tibetan language the meaning of Lhasa describe as the Holy Land or land Buddha. Lhasa was an important holy city even before Buddhism arrived in Tibet in 642 A.D, and until the 1950s half of its residents lived in monasteries. But all that changed when the Chinese took over the city in 1959.
Autumn is the best season of the year, when it rains mostly at night, and is sunny in the daytime. Best time for visit this holy place from March to October. City located at high altitude it is wise to be prepared before starting your journey to Tibet.
Lhasa is the second most populous city of the Tibetan Plateau, after Xining. Thousands of tourists, from the different parts of the world, visit every year to explore its fascinating culture, unique scenery, long history, mystical religion and spectacular monuments.
The Jokhang Temple constructed in the 7th century AD to house the statues of Buddha that princesses Bhrikuti from Nepal and Wen Cheng from Tang Dynasty China brought as gifts for their future husband, King Songtsan Gampo. However, the original statue of Jowo Sakyamuni Buddha that Princess Wen Cheng brought from Chang’an over 1300 years ago is definitely it’s most sacred and famous possession, and is perhaps the most venerated religious artifact in all of Tibet.
The temple, a splendid four-floor building facing west under a guided rooftop, is on Barkhor Square in the center of the old section of Lhasa. Potala Palace also houses great amounts of rare cultural relics including the gold hand written Buddhist scriptures, valuable gifts from the Chinese emperors and a lot of priceless antiques.
The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple Monastery, Norbulingka Summer Palace are the world heritage site declared by UNESCO. if you need more information about Potala Palace travel guide to know Lhasa facts or would like to visit fell free to contact us.