China Private Tours offers best tourist destination for spending vacation. Lhasa Tibet is a major attraction for anybody coming to China. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet, an autonomous region within China.
About destination: Tibet is termed as roof of the world. Lhasa offers beautiful monasteries surrounded by high snowy mountains and lovely experience of trekking on high altitudes that can give life time experience to the tourists. Located at a height of 3650 above sea level, Lhasa is a 1,300 year-old city. At present, Lhasa presents a perfect combination of city life, natural beauty as well as religious purity.
How to reach: China follows strict rules for non-Chinese people seeking entry to Lhasa Tibet. You can visit Lhasa on individual or group permit via train or flight. It takes 3-7 days from Kathmandu, Nepal to reach Lhasa. There is a bi-weekly bus service from Yunnan Province, China to Lhasa. However, the Chinese government does not allow intercity travel by bus to the foreign tourists.
Peak Tourist Season: Lhasa, Tibet is highly sought after by tourists especially during Chinese New Year [January and February] and also during summer holidays [July and August]. This is the best time you can visit Lhasa.
Places to see in Lhasa:
Jokhang Temple in Lhasa was built in 700 AD and it is a very famous place for Buddhists.
Potala Palace is another tourist attraction originally built in 700 AD. The palace was reconstructed by 5th Dalai Lama. It has beautiful cultural relics, gold hand-written scriptures of Buddhism, valuable royal goods. The palace is 14 stories tall.
The Potala Palace is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage since 1994.
Apart from these, Norbulingka Summer Palace, Barkhor Street market, Drepung Monastery are lovely resorts to visit in Lhasa.
Shopping is the major reason why the tourists from neighboring areas enter into Lhasa. Bronze statues, paintings, imported souvenirs, carpets, woolen clothes, furniture, masks and soft clothes are major attractions to buy.
Food: Lhasa is a heaven for food lovers. Tourists can enjoy all kinds of western food, Nepali and Indian cuisine in famous Lhasa restaurants served beautifully. Lot of tea houses are spread all over the town, where you can relax and enjoy sipping a cup of tea.
Lhasa is a place for beauty and peace. Tourist visit here not only to enjoy the beauty of this place but also to soothe their mind and soul with the divine peace and sacredness which is inherent in the atmosphere of this mountain city. For more information visit China Private Tours.