Tibet - Lhasa (Chapter)
This is the Lhasa chapter from Lonely Planet's Tibet guidebook.
Despite rampant modernisation and expansion, Lhasa (the Place of the Gods) is still a city of wonders. The red and white Potala Palace soaring above the holy city still raises the goose bumps, while the old Tibetan quarter continues to preserve the flavour of traditional Tibetan life.
- follow monks, mendicants and fellow pilgrims around the Barkhor, Lhasa’s fascinating medieval pilgrim circuit
- join the silent, shuffling lines of awed pilgrims around the glowing shrines of the Jokhang, Tibet’s holiest sanctum
- ogle basement murals and jewel-encrusted stupas on a tour of the Potala, the impressive but spiritless citadel of the fifth to the 14th Dalai Lamas
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Itineraries, History, Planning, Tours, Sights, Activities, Walking Tour, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking, Entertainment, Shopping, Ganden Monastery, Drak Yerpa, Drölma Lhakhang and Shugsheb Nunnery.
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