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Lhasa
Deep in the spectacular Himalayan Mountains, Lhasa is a jewel of a destination. Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama, is a major attraction, but you’ll also find numerous important temples and even the world’s highest brewery.

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Potala Palace
Potala Palace
The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.
Attraction type: Historical & Heritage Tours; Architectural Buildings; Castles; History Museums; Sacred & Religious Sites
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Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple
Owner description: A visit to Lhasa without visisting Jokhang Temple is not complete. So Jokhang Temple is by no means one of most important attractions in capital city of Lhasa, Tibet. Included on... more Owner description: A visit to Lhasa without visisting Jokhang Temple is not complete. So Jokhang Temple is by no means one of most important attractions in capital city of Lhasa, Tibet. Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple is in the heart of Lhasa downtown. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. As the most sacred temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple is situated in Lhasa city and attracts many pilgrims to worship and circumambulating around. The temple was founded during King Songtsen Gampo’ reign (617-650 AD). At that time, the King built the temple to welcome his two brides, Princess Bhrikuti from Nepal and Princess Wencheng from China in Tang Dynasty. Both princesses brought statues of Jowo Sakyamuni as their dowries, therefore, Songtsen decided to build a temple to house these important statues. Together with Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple was built as well to place the statue brought by Princess Wencheng. Later, the statue was moved to Jokhang Temple as well for better protection. less
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Barkhor Street
Barkhor Street
Located in the heart of old Lhasa, this circular route is the oldest street in the city dating back to the foundation of the Jokhang
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Historic Walking Areas
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Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery
Owner description: The Sera Monastery (founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe, disciple of Tsongkhapa) is just located at the foot of Tatipu Hill,located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of... more Owner description: The Sera Monastery (founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe, disciple of Tsongkhapa) is just located at the foot of Tatipu Hill,located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang and it is about 6 km to the northeast direction of Potala Palace. It is famous for the Buddhism activities of” Monks Debate” which happens in afternoon from Monday to Saturday. This is one highlight attraction for travel in Lhasa Tibet. less
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
Built in 1416, this is considered one of the largest monasteries in the world with more than 10,000 monks living inside its walls during the height of its activities.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Sacred & Religious Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Tibetan Family Kitchen
Tibetan Family Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 99 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Asian, Tibetan
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
House of Shambhala Restaurant
House of Shambhala Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 99 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Asian, Tibetan
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dunya Restaurant
Dunya Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 99 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: European, Asian, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
tashi I
tashi I
Ranked #5 of 99 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Asian, Tibetan
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Namaste Restaurant
Namaste Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 99 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Asian, Tibetan, Indian, Nepalese
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Dalan Youth Hostel
Dalan Youth Hostel
US$ 18 - US$ 34 (CN¥ 118 - CN¥ 224)
Ranked #2 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Lhasa
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Dengba Hostel Lhasa
Dengba Hostel Lhasa
US$ 2 - US$ 30 (CN¥ 15 - CN¥ 200)
Ranked #9 of 335 Lhasa B&B and Inns
Jin Guest House
Jin Guest House
US$ 8 (CN¥ 50)
Ranked #11 of 335 Lhasa B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Tashitakge Hotel
3.0 of 5
Tashitakge Hotel
US$ 34 - US$ 57 (CN¥ 224 - CN¥ 375)
Ranked #4 of 364 Hotels in Lhasa
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Rucacang Holiday Hotel
Rucacang Holiday Hotel
US$ 26 - US$ 27 (CN¥ 171 - CN¥ 178)
Ranked #24 of 364 Hotels in Lhasa
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Xinhai Mingzhu Business Hotel
Xinhai Mingzhu Business Hotel
US$ 30 (CN¥ 200)
Ranked #16 of 364 Hotels in Lhasa

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

St. Regis Lhasa Resort
5.0 of 5
St. Regis Lhasa Resort
US$ 103 - US$ 192 (CN¥ 678 - CN¥ 1,263)
Ranked #1 of 364 Hotels in Lhasa
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InterContinental Lhasa Paradise
4.5 of 5
InterContinental Lhasa Paradise
US$ 102 - US$ 182
Ranked #6 of 364 Hotels in Lhasa
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Jardin Secret Hotel
4.0 of 5
Jardin Secret Hotel
US$ 43 - US$ 82 (CN¥ 283 - CN¥ 540)
Ranked #13 of 364 Hotels in Lhasa
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