If you travel to Tibet, Lhasa is a place you can’t miss. Lhasa is a place you can only experience, not imagine. When you really start your Lhasa tour in Tibet, you can gradually understand it. Pilgrims can be seen everywhere in Lhasa, their eyes are steadfast and devout. When you walk through the streets of Lhasa, you smell piety. You can not only feel the piety of Tibetan Buddhism when you visiting Lhasa, Tibet, but also enjoy the scenic in Tibet. As we all know, Lhasa has many natural and cultural landscapes. Travel in Tibet, not to mention sublimate you soul, at least to feast your eyes.
Main attractions in Lhasa
The Potala Palace was beginning to build in the 7th century by Songtsan Gambo, the king of Tibet, for Princess Wencheng of the Tang dynasty. The Potala Palace is located on the Red Mountain in the center of the city of Lhasa. The highest point is 3767.19 meters above sea level. It is also the highest ancient palace in the world. From the entrance to the top, there are 900 steps. The Potala Palace consists of two major parts: the red palace and the white house. The white palace lies in the middle of the red palace. It is a magnificent building integrating palaces, castles, mausoleums, and monasteries. The Potala Palace is an indispensable part of your Lhasa tour.
The Jokhang Temple was built in the heyday of the Tubo dynasty in the 7th century. It is the most brilliant architecture of the Tubo period in Tibet and the oldest existing civil structure in Tibet. The Jokhang Temple combines Tibetan, Tang, Nepalese and Indian architectural styles, and has become an eternal model of Tibetan religious architecture. Visiting the Jokhang Temple is also a tour of Tibetan, Indian, and Nepalese architecture.
Founded in the 18th century in the western suburbs of Lhasa, Tibet, the Norbulingka is the largest and most beautiful garden with the greatest number of historical sites. There is the only zoo of Lhasa in Norbulingka. There are doors on all sides of the Norbulingka, with the main entrance at the east.
Lake Namsto Lake is 4718 meters above sea level, 70 kilometers long from east to west and 30 kilometers wide from north to south. It is the largest lake in Tibet, the second largest saltwater lake in China, and also the highest lake in the world. The Namtso Lake with shore vast, rich in water and grass, is a natural ranch can be grazing all year. In early summer, flocks of wild ducks come to roost and breed. Wild yaks, rock cattle and many other wild animals also often appear.
The Drepung monastery is one of the six major monasteries of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The Drepung monastery is a large scale, with 6 temples, 4 monasteries, and a large number of precious cultural relics. People gather at the Drepung Monastery to celebrate the Shoton Festival in Lhasa on June 30 of the Tibetan calendar every year. You can visit Lhasa during the Shoton Festival and feel the festive atmosphere.
The Mila Mountain as high as 5013 meters, stands in the east of Lhasa. For the tens of thousands of mountains on the Tibetan plateau, Mila Mountain, though a small mountain, forms a north-south watershed with the Potala Mountain in the south. It crosses the Yarlung Zangbo valley in the east and west, becoming an important boundary between the topography, vegetation, and climate on the east and west sides of the Brahmaputra valley