Lhasa Map

Lhasa, the capital and political, economic, and cultural center of the Tibet Autonomous Region. With an altitude of 3650 meters above sea level, Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. Lhasa is also the first impression of a Tibet tour for most travelers.

Where's Lhasa on a Map

Lhasa is located in the central part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and southeast of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Lhasa stands on the north bank of the Lhasa River which is a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo River. The city spans 277 kilometers from east to west and 202 kilometers from north to south, with a total area of 29,518 square kilometers. Tibet is composed of one city and six prefectures. Lhasa is encompassed by Nagqu in the north, Lhoka in the south, Shigatse in the west, and Nyingchi in the east. Beyond that, there are Ngari and Chamdo which are not connected to Lhasa.

Lhasa on Tibet map
Lhasa on a Tibet map

Lhasa Tourist Map

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet and the most developed place in Tibet. As a holy place for Tibetan Buddhism, it is the first stop for many people to enter Tibet. There are many famous attractions worth visiting here.

The Potala Palace, located on the Mabuli Mountain in the northwest of Lhasa city, is the highest building in the world, integrating palaces, castles and monasteries. The Jokhang Temple built by the great King Songtsan Gampo is the earliest civil structure in Tibet. Barkhor Street is located in the old city of Lhasa. It is a famous circuit road and commercial center in Lhasa. The Ramoche Temple to the north mainly enshrines the 8-year-old statue of Sakyamuni. Drepung Monastery, Ganden Monastery and Sera Monastery are collectively known as the three major monasteries in Lhasa, and are representative buildings of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tourist attractions in Lhasa
Tourist attractions around Lhasa city

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