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Last updated on July 5th, 2016
Lhasa is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region and means Holy Land in Tibetan.
Day1: Arrive Lhasa, China (D)
Arrive at Lhasa by air or by train. Meet with your local guide then you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to acclimatise to the high altitude of 3650 meters above sea level.
Day2: Lhasa (B, L, D)
Full day tour to explore the mysteries of this sacred land. First visit the Potala Palace, then to the Jokhang Monastery followed by a walk to Barkor Street, where you can shop for traditional Tibetan arts and crafts.
Potala Palace: The palace was first built in 7th century. Its thirteen-story main building is 117 metre high and is composed of the Red and White palaces, with the Red one in the middle. The main building consists of the Hall of Stupas of Dalai Lamas from various historical stages and halls of Buddhas. The White Palace is the residence of the Dalai Lamas and place for handling political affairs.
Jokhang Monastery: Located in the centre of the ancient city of Lhasa, the Jokhang Monastery was built in the 7th century by Songtsan Gambo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng and Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti. Its four-story main building demonstrates a combination of the Han, Tibetan, India and Nepalese architectural styles, as well as a mandala world outlook of Buddhism. With the hall of Amitayus Sutra as its centre, the monastery symbolises the nuclear of the universe.
Barkor Street: is a bazaar around the Jokhang Monastery. The street is about 500 metres long. It is also a way along which the pilgrims walk around the monastery while turning prayer wheels in their hands.
Day3: Lhasa (B, L)
After breakfast in hotel, we visit Norbu Lingka, a lovely garden in Tibet and then to the Museum of Tibet. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Norbu Lingka: means a lovely garden in Tibetan. It has been a palace for the Dalai Lamas to stay to escape the summer heat. It was built in the 1740s and was once a place of bathing and recuperation of the Seventh Dalai Lama and his successors.
Day4: Depart Lhasa (B)
Transfer to airport or train station for your next destination.
Tibet Travel Advice
Please check with your doctor before decides to take this trip. For people suffer from heart problems, lung problems, abnormal blood pressure, we do not recommend taking this trip.
Please keep yourself warm at all time while you are in high altitude. Catching a cold on the plateau will make you feel worse, even lead to a disastrous consequence. Please don’t run and get excited at the height, otherwise, you may feel very uncomfortable afterwards due to lack of oxygen.
Please take light, high-carbohydrate meals for more energy, and avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration.
Use sunscreen, sunglasses, lip creams, hat to protect your eyes and skin, as Tibet’s high altitude and the atmosphere makes the sun’s solar radiation to strike more intensity.
Like travelling in other parts of China, if you don’t speak any Chinese or have little knowledge of this country, please bring a phrase book with you.
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