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Potala Palace

Located on the Red Hill of Lhasa, it is the symbol of the city, known to the world for its grand constructions, elegant buildings, exquisite artworks and pious religious atmosphere. The Potala Palace is 117 meters high atop the Red Hill in Lhasa. It was built over 1,300 years ago in the 7th century. The 13-story palace, the world's highest, is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and is a rare showcase of traditional Tibetan architecture.    

Jokhang Temple

At the center of the old Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet.Jokhang Temple     The Jokhang Temple is one of Lhasa's holiest shrines, first built in 647 A.D. in celebration of the marriage of the Tang Princess Wencheng and the Tubo King Songtsen Gampo. Located in the center of old Lhasa, the temple was set up by craftsmen from Tibet, China, and Nepal and hence the different architectural styles.

Tibetan Market

The market is located in the north-east sector of town, below the ruins of what was once the home of the Tsang kings. This huge palace was badly damaged in 1959 then totally destroyed by the Red Guards in the… Read More

Gyantse

After more dirt roads and the scary crossings of instant rivers as they careened down the mountainsides due to a nearby storm we finally reached the comfort of Gyantse.

Shopping

Barkhor is a more traditional Tibetan shopping market. Be sure to buy whatever items you need in Lhasa, before you leave for more remote towns. There are department stores, mostly on Yuthok Lu that will supply your everyday needs. It sells items as cotton clothing, mugs, canned food, towels, toothpaste, plus local handicrafts. Shopkeepers sell items such as prayer flags, Buddha figures, conch-shell trumpets, rosaries, amulets, fur hats, horse bells, bridles, copper teapots, wooden bowls, inlaid knives, and jewelry inlaid with turquoise and other gems.

Trekking

The most popular areas of Tibet which are famous for their spectacular views and cultures. Fully supported our trekking expectetions. A superb team of Sherpas, cooks, kitchen staff and porters give the treks considerable style and allow access to some of the remotest parts of the Tibetian Plateau.

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