Tibet - Lhasa (PDF Chapter)

Tibet - Lhasa (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Lhasa chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tibet guidebook.

Lhasa – ‘Place of the Gods’ – remains largely a city of wonders. Your first view of the red-and-white Potala Palace soaring above the Holy City raises goosebumps and the charming whitewashed old Tibetan quarter continues to preserve the essence of traditional Tibetan life.

  • follow monks, mendicants and pilgrims around the medieval Barkhor Circuit
  • maps
  • join the lines of awed pilgrims at the glowing shrines of Tibet’s holiest sanctum, Jokhang Temple
  • transport
  • shuffle past murals and stupas in the impressive citadel of the Dalai Lamas, Potala Pal-ace
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Festivals & Events, Sleep-ing, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Around Lhasa.

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