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Lhasa

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance. Once the winter retreat of the Dalai Lama, the city today can be divided into east and west, with the former showing a strong Tibetan influence, and the latter a distinctly Han Chinese character. The eastern side contains most of the attractions in Lhasa, including temples, traditional markets, and museums, with each allowing visitors to better understand Tibetan culture and history. The narrow, winding streets of the district house a number of hidden treasures, with small, atmospheric shrines filled with pilgrims paying their respects, and scented with the aroma of incense burning throughout the day. Use our China trip planner to arrange your visit to Lhasa and other destinations in China.
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Popular things to do in Lhasa

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World heritage site
Potala Palace
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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World heritage site
Jokhang Temple
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Sera Monastery
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Lhasa

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Historic Walking Area
Barkhor Street
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Nechung Monastery and Temple
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Religious Site
Xiamiyuan Temple
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Lhasa

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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World heritage site
Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden)
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Ganden Monastery
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Drak Yerpa
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Lhasa

Cave
Chimpu Caves
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Geologic Formation
Yangwang Mountain Cliffside Images
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mountain
Yaowang Mountain of Lhasa
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Water Body
zong jiao lu kang
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Lhasa

Geologic Formation
72 Curves of Nujiang River Basu County
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Landmark
Lhasa Railway Station Doilungdeqen County
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Geologic Formation
Lhasa River Marsh Qushui County
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Religious Site
Qingpu Ashram Dranang County
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Tours in Lhasa

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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Rail Tour
Rail Tours
4.3
Duration: 4 hours