Lhasa Travel Guide


Lhasa is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, also known as “the City of Sunshine”. In the Tibetan language, “Lhasa” means the place where the gods live. It is located in the center of Tibet plateau, north of the Himalayas, at an average elevation around 3,700 meters. With a history over 1,300 years, Lhasa owns a unique culture, especially about Buddhism, that’s why it’s the holy city for Tibetan people and those devotees from all over the world. Due to the mild climate, many cultural relics and historic sites are well preserved in Lhasa, such as the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, etc. There always is one of them will become the destination of your soul.


1.     The climate of Lhasa is very gentle, there is no extremely cold winter or hot summer. So, it’s suitable to travel to Lhasa all year around.

2.     As the capital city, the transportation of Lhasa is very convenient. You can choose by train or plane to reach Lhasa.

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Attactions in Lhasa city
Lhasa Attractions

The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Yamdroktso Lake, etc. anyone of them is world famous and must-see attraction around Lhasa City. Do you want to know more else? Check this out!

Hotels in Lhasa city
Lhasa Hotels

As the capital city, Lhasa is no doubt to be the tourist center of Tibet Autonomous Region. You can find many great hotels here, from comfortable hostels to luxury 5-star hotels, which can meet travelers’ different needs.

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet.
Lhasa City

Land of the gods, a sacred place to Tibetans, Lhasa offers a unique experience for all people who visits its majestic scenery and peaceful culture.

Weather in Lhasa city
Lhasa Weather

Planning a trip to Lhasa? Would you like to plan ahead on what to pack or what to wear? We got you covered! In this article we will guide you about Lhasa's unique weather!

The History of Lhasa City
Lhasa History

Lhasa, the heart of Tibet, a tapestry of wonders and beauty, but how did this peaceful paradise came to be? Who lead to the creation of the land of the gods?

There are various Tibetan food in Lhasa.
Lhasa Cuisine

A feast of the gods! That''s what waiting for you in Lhasa! A mix of healthy and delicious cuisines honed and perfected through years in the clay pots of Tibet, read first and then have a taste of the food in Lhasa

Gonggar airport is the biggest airport in Tibet.
Lhasa Airport

Lhasa airport is truly the gateway to the hidden paradise! One of the highest airports in the world, know what to expect and see before your travelling in Tibet.

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