Located on the hills of Himalaya, Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. Surrounded by Buddhist monasteries and temples, the name Lhasa means ‘Place of Gods’. Travellers visiting this holy place, not only get lot of insights into the Tibetan culture and history, but its surreal beauty has mesmerised millions of travellers for many decades. It is also blessed with many places to visit like palaces, lakes and hot springs which only enhances its beauty. Lhasa has also earned the title ‘The city of Sunlight’ as this tourist destination in Tibet is sunnier as compared to other places in the world. Due to its political sensitiveness, non-Chinese nationals need a special permit to enter and are required to have a tour guide. It is advisable to spend few days in Lhasa and explore its top attractions like markets, towns etc. as this is the only place where tourist can explore on their own. From the tourism perspective, Lhasa plays an important role as all the Tibet tours start and end in Lhasa.
While in Lhasa’s few tourist attractions cannot be missed. The most important of all is the Potala Palace which is the most visited attraction. Other points of interests in Lhasa travel guide include Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Tibet museum, monasteries etc. Since the city is based on a snow plateau, which is more than 3000 mtrs above the sea level, it is necessary that the travellers acclimatise to the weather conditions before venturing out. The best time to visit Lhasa is during summers i.e. April-October, which is also the right time to witness various Tibetan festivals. Rich Tibetan culture, abundance of nature and pleasant weather are some of the reasons to plan a Lhasa Tibet tour.
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