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Lhasa Tours & Travel Guide

Luxury Lhasa Tours & Travel Guide

Tibet and Lhasa its capital, mesmerize solo travelers, family groups and seniors. Its rivers, lakes and mountains are considered sacred places whilst its monasteries and palaces are the spiritual homes of all Tibetans. We, at China Culture Tour offer journeys to meet all specifications.

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Introduction to Lhasa

Introduction to Lhasa

Lasa (Chinese pinyin: Lasa) is known as “the City of Sunlight” and “the Holy Land.” It is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. With a history of about 1,300 years, Lhasa is a famous historical and cultural city. It has an area of 30,000 kilometers squared and is home to 550,000 people. Of these people 87% of are of Tibetan nationality and the rest are people from 31 ethnic minority groups.

It is situated in a small basin surrounded by mountains rising to 5,500 meters in all directions. Lhasa lies in the center of the Tibetan Plateau and has an elevation of 3,650 meters. Due to its high altitude, the climate there is cool and dry while there are 3,000 hours of sunlight annually, hence one of the nicknames. The tributary of the gorgeous Brahmaputra River (Yarlung Zangbo River) runs through the city.

The Best Time for Traveling to Lhasa

The Best Time for Traveling to Lhasa

The best time for you to visit Lhasa is from August to October. During this period, local weather is warm and humid, which is completely different from the dry and windy weather of winter. Lhasa enjoys a reputation as “the City of Sunshine”. It is mild all year round, without being too hot in summer or too cold in winter. Lhasa welcomes its highest temperature in June with an average temperature of 23℃ and its lowest in January with an average temperature of -10℃. Though low in precipitation, Lhasa has distinct humid and dry seasons with rainfall in July, August and September.

The Culture in Lhasa

The Culture in Lhasa

Lhasa is the political and economic centre of Tibetan Buddhism. In the city and suburbs lie a multitude of sacred temples and palaces, such as the Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery, the Jokhang Monastery, and the Drepung Monastery and so forth. Here, you can easily find lamas in purplish red Kasaya robes and faithful disciples devoutly going on to a pilgrimage in a one-step-one-kowtow way. The religious atmosphere is sure to leave a deep impression.

Lhasa Travel Tips

Lhasa Travel Tips

Safety and Healthcare

Lhasa is 3,650 meters above the sea level. The air is so thin that chances of getting altitude sickness are high for. Thus, people prone to altitude sickness should bring oxygen bags, drugs for altitude sickness and medicines for diarrhea and headache with them. In consideration of the intense polar radiation, high SPF sunscreen, sunglasses and sunbonnets are necessary. In addition, bring enough clothes to accommodate both day and nighttime temperatures.

Shopping in Lhasa

Shopping in Lhasa

If you have a Tibetan knife with you, do remember that knives are not allowed in the airplanes and neither is consigning. The only possible way left for you is to turn to the post office. The Beijing Road post office sitting adjacent to the northern Barkhor Street and is the head post office of Lhasa. It provides faster service than any of the small post offices.

A Brief Introduction to the Catering in Lhasa

A Brief Introduction to the Catering in Lhasa

Lhasa offers the best catering service in all of Tibet. The main cuisines are Tibetan meal and Sichuan dishes. Nepalese and Indian restaurants can also be found in here. The price of the Sichuan dishes in Lhasa is a little bit more expensive than in the mainland but the service worth the price. Recently there has been a boom of some small-scale but pleasant themed restaurants in Lhasa. They are becoming increasingly popular amongst the tourists.

Luxury Hotels in Lhasa

Shopping in Lhasa

St. Regis Lhasa Resort

Located on Jiangsu Road (in the area around the ancient Bafang Street), St, Regis Lhasa Resort is blessed with convenient transportation. It is a 10 minute walk to Dazhao Temple, 8 minute drive to Potala Palace, and 75 kilometers away from Lhasa Gonggar International Airport.

St. Regis Lhasa Resort has refined and spacious rooms, private villas, as well as deluxe suites (including president suites). The highlight of the hotel lies is its butler service, which is geared towards tourists’ needs.

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