Lhasa, which means "Land of the Gods", is the heart of Tibet. Over 1,300 years old, it sits in a valley right next to the Lhasa River. Tourist resources are plenty, good hotels, tasty restaurants, travel agencies, Chinese department stores and supermarkets, in some parts of the city, you m ...
It is strictly enforced that non-Chinese nationals are required to obtain a special permit to visit Tibet and hire a tour guide every day they stay in Tibet. Individual permits are almost impossible to obtain for average tourists, group permits (at least 5 persons of the same nationality (July 2012) ...
Information and Service
Emergency Police:tel.110 Fire:tel.119. Ambulance:tel.120 Dialing Code:0891 Zip code: 850000 Useful Number Airport Inquiry: 6833446 Money Since foreign exchange service is not offered in the more remote areas of Tibet, you are advised to get prepared with money in Lhasa. The Bank of China Tibet branch provides cash advances and cheque exchange services. Its location is No.28 Lingkhor Xi Lu, Lhasa. The opening hours are from 9:30 to 18:00, Monday to Friday; and 11:00 to 15:00, Saturday ...