Tour Highlights of Lhasa

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Tour Highlights of Lhasa: Lhasa a city of wonders, is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The Tibet Autonomous Region is known worldwide as the Roof of the world for its average elevation of 4000 meters above from sea level. Tibet is charming, with its beautiful landscape, brilliant culture and mysterious folklore. Lhasa means sacred place in local dialect. It has abundant sunshine, hence its reputation is the Solar City. Its center of politics, economy, transport and religious activities. There are many interest places in Lhasa, such as Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery. Potala Palace: Lhasa's cardinal landmark Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. In 641, upon marrying Princess Wencheng, Songtsen Gampo decided to build a grand palace to lodging her and to serve as a memorial to this important event. The original palace was destroyed by lightening and war during Landama's reign. In seventeenth century under the reign of the Fifth Dalai Lama, Potala was rebuilt. The Thirteenth Dalai Lama extended it to its present size. Jokhang Temple, built in 647A.D and located in the centre of old town of Lhasa  is one of the earliest building in Tibet, its roof is covered in gold, making much of a sight. Jokhang Temple is the most revered religious structure in Tibet. Through several repair it expanded into quite a large group of build, now covers an area of over 25000 sq meters. The walls along lobbies and inner temples are covered with legendary frescoes.

Tour highlights of Tibet wonderfully different cities in one week. Tour provides exhilarating mountain flight across the Himalayas right over Mt. Everest 8848 meters from Tibet side. After you arrive in Lhasa the land of lords you will be welcome by our ever welcoming, expert staff. Lhasa, capital of the Tibet independent Region, has a prefecture area of 30000 square kilometers and its Tibetan name means. It sits on the north bank of River Lhasa, a stream of the Yarlung Tsangbo River, at an elevation of 3700 meters. This tour covers the World Heritage Sites of the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Pilgrimage route, the huge monastic institute of Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery and also the sacred lake. Namtso lake, which proffers a glimpse of the nomad life of the north. It has a history of over 13 centuries. With more than 3000 hours of sunlight annually, Lhasa is famed as. It is the center of Tibet political, economic, cultural and spiritual activities. You will spend two full days observe this antique command by the wonderful palace Potala atop the knoll in the middle of the city and filled by monasteries, nunneries, society and heritages.

Bargor Street: Bargor Street, a flourishing street around Jokhang Temple, is the oldest street in a very traditional city. Along the street are stores and groceries selling light industry products and handicrafts made by locals or imported from Nepal. Today, 50,000 tourists and businessmen pour into this thoroughfare every day. It is also the main route for prayer wheels rotating. Drepung Monastery: Drepung Monastery, the largest and richest monastery in Tibet, founded in 1416 by a disciple of Tsong Khapa under the patronage of a noble family and later enlarged by the Fifth Dalai Lama. At its peak, it had a registration of more than 10,000 monks. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. The flat roof of the hill, you have very good views of the whole of Lhasa city and the distant mountains. Sera Temple, Gandan Temple, Norbulingka Park, Tibet Museum.

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