3 things everyone does upon arrival in Lhasa


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Mon, 08/19/2013 - 11:49 -- Elaine

Lhasa, known as the "sunlight city", is a must visit place in your Tibet Culture Tour. Tibet is the last paradise in many explorers' and backpackers' eyes, while in the heart of local Tibetan people, Lhasa is the last paradise for them.

Come to Lhasa, you can experience the essence of Tibetan culture, at an altitude of over 3,700 m. (12,139 ft.). Lhasa definitely has fascinating Tibet attractions, the strong religious atmosphere and long historical relics will make you full of excitement.

What are the things to do in Lhasa? Visiting the famous Tibet attractions like Potala Palace, experiencing the holy pilgrimage and historical relics in Jokhang Temple, strolling about the Barkhor Street are three must things to do in Lhasa and make your visit to Lhasa more complete. Start your unregretful Tibet tour now!

Visit The Potala Palace

The Potala Palace -- one of the most famous Tibet attractions, is called "Pearl On The Roof of The World". It is the landmark of Lhasa and even symbol of the whole Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Almost every Classic Tibet Tour will include this scenic spot. The Potala Palace was originally built by the Tibetan King Songtsan Gambo to marry with Princess Wencheng in the 7th century of Tang Dynasty. In this magnificent palace, there are extremely distinctive and previous culture relics and handicrafts, as well as the unique culture relics of snow area.

At the foot of Potala Palace, you'll see numerous Buddhists kneeling and making long kowtow here to worship. Kowtowing in front of the Potala Palace is the lifelong dream for people in Tibet, from the Buddhists' forehead but shining eyes, you'll see their simple and pure happiness. Just because of this, the holy and mysterious Potala Palace attracts people from around the world to be here and many tourists take the chance of visiting Potala Palace as a god's gift and reward.

Visit Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple is the first temple in Tibet, also a must see during your Lhasa City Tour. There is a saying by Tibetan people: First there is Jokhang temple, then Lhasa City, the order of pilgrimage is also first the Jokhang temple, then the Potala Palace. From this, you can see the significant statues of Jokhang Temple in Tibetan people's heart. 

Besides the long historical relics in Jokhang temple, watching the scene of pilgrimage in Jokhang Temple is a must and very moving experience among all the Tibet Attractions.

With the Tibetan people's kneeling and long kowtow, you can feel the strong power of faith and think more about life and happiness.

Stroll About The Barkhor Street

Barkhor street is located in the center of ancient city Lhasa surrounding the Jokhang temple, it is the business center of Lhasa and the most completely reserved street of original Lhasa. So it deserves your visit during your Culture Tibet Tour. It is also the assembly place of Lhasa's religion, economic, culture, handicrafts and Tibetan culture and customs.

Strolling about the Barkhor street, taking a look at the exquisite handicrafts and also take some handicrafts home, feel the strong atmosphere of local culture and customs, it's a really nice and relaxing experience. Don't forget to bargain with the vendors when you buy handicrafts, it is also fun during your tour. Barkhor street is a main line for Buddhists' pilgrimage, many of them are from thousands of miles away.

Visiting the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and strolling about the Barkhor Street are the three must to do things upon your arrival at Lhasa, here you can feel strongly local culture and customs. These three places are also most attractive Tibet attractions. To be here in Lhasa, enjoy your profound Tibet Culture journey!

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