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Lhasa

City Features

  • Foods

    Tsampa is a very typical staple eaten in Tibet, and is usually prepared in two main ways. ...

  • Shopping

    The stalls around the Barkhor offer fascinating browsing. Though much (predictably) is jun ...

  • Art&Entertainment

    The most famous night market in Lhasa, is Tianhai Night Market on the west suburb of city. ...

  • Hotel

    Banak Shol Hotel, 8 Beijing Dong Lu, Lhasa, ☎ (0891)6323829.   Dong Cuo Intern ...

  • Travel

    The Jokhang Temple (Tsuglagkhang) - constructed in the 7th century AD to house the statues ...

  • Geography

    Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet autonomous region in China. It is located at 3650 meters (12 000 feet) above sea level on the northern slopes of the Himalayas

  • History

    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 ...

Transport

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) ...

Administrative Districts

Administratively speaking, Lhasa is a prefecture-level city that consists of one district and seven counties. Chengguan District is the main urban are ...

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 ...