Lhasa, literally means “the land of God”, is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region which covers an area of 30,000 square kilometers. It lies in a small basin on the north bank of Lhasa River which is a tributary of Yarlung Tsangbo Rvier. The altitude of Lhasa is about 3,700 meters.
With over 3000 hours of Sunshine, Lhasa is called “the city of sunshine” for no doubt. It is the economic, political, religious, educational center of Tibet Region and enjoys great importance in all areas.
The Tibetan people believe in Buddhism and worship their religion no less than others in the world. You can find Buddhist monasteries, temples, and nunneries all around the city among which, the most famous is Potala Palace.
|Name:||Tibet (西藏 (Xi-Zang))|
|Altitude:||3,490m (11,450 feet)|
|Area:||565655 square kilometers|
|MainAttractions:||Potala Palace, Gandan Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Romache Monastery, Norbulingka, Barkhor Street, Canggu Monastery, Pabonka Hermitage|
|Location:||Southwest of China (View on smap)|