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Half- Day Potala Palace Tour from Lhasa
"Your local guide will meet you in your hotel lobby then take a taxi with you to the Potala Palace.On this half day tour you will spend half day on exploring the highlights of the Tibetan capitol the Potala Palace. The exotic structure stands 13-stories-high and contains more than 1000 rooms. The palace is divided into two sections. The White Palace which was built in the mid-17th century provided living quarters for the fifth through the fourteenth Dalai Lamas. From the White Palace pilgrims climb to the central Red Palace
From $102.00
 
Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
"Start from Gang-gyan Hotel Lhasa at 9:30am your tour guide will first bring you to Potala Palace winter palace of Dalai lama which was put to use since 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet with most valuable collections of Potala Palace including gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. You will spend your morning e you will head to Jokhang Temple which was also founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century to promote Buddhism. Inside the temple you will see the statue of young Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve probably the most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple
From $200.00
 
Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
"Start from Gang-gyan Hotel Lhasa at 9:30am your tour guide will first bring you to Potala Palace winter palace of Dalai lama which was put to use since 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet with most valuable collections of Potala Palace including gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. You will spend your morning e you will head to Jokhang Temple which was also founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century to promote Buddhism. Inside the temple you will see the statue of young Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve probably the most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple
From $200.00

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Taxi

Taxi's are very affordable in my opinion. The cost is 10 rmb and will get you just about anywhere in Lhasa. You do not have to tip your driver. They are not expecting anything. The ones I've used seem...
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Pedi-cab

Pedi-cabs are a pretty common sight around Lhasa. They fit two adults but I have seen three fit in if the cyclist can handle it. Negotiation range depending on where you want to go. A lot has to do...
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Lhasa to Shigatse by Train

There is a railway under construction that will connect to the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. This section will continue onto Shigatse. This would mean that if you do not plan on venturing outside of...
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Train

Since 2007, you can travel to Lhasa by train. It is a long trip and takes 2-3 days one way. Some of the major cities that offer train service to Lhasa and time include: Lhasa-Beijing: 47 hours 04...
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Taxis

The Potala and Jokhang areas (and the short walk between these) can easily be covered on foot, but for other trips you can easily hire a taxi - there are lots of them and trips anywhere within the...
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Tours to Lhasa

The following is from one of the Chengdu Hostel's web sites. I think this web site posting was in 2009 so it may or may not still be correct. Also, I don't think a tour will lock you in your room and...
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NICE YOUNG TIBETAN GUIDE WHO SPEAKS ENGLISH

if you want a nice young guy who speaks english to take you around tibet, you can get in touch with nga wang. he was my guide during my solo tour around lhasa/gyangze/xigaze/nam-tso last august, 2006....
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From airporto to Lhasa

The airport is small, but a little far away from the city. The bags came fast and soon. We went in a jeep, with banks lined with carpet and lace. It wasn´t expensive to go in a particular jeep....
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Getting There-Lhasa

Any way you choose to get to Lhasa, you need this permit! You're not allowed outside the Lhasa area, especially during "special times" without the other permit, but this one allows you to be in Lhasa....
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Getting There-Everest Base Camp

If you want to get to Everest Base Camp, you need this permit with all the stamps. If you're a group, you'll have the second page as well. I blanked out our info, but names on the first line and...
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Flying to Lhasa

Now up until recently you could either fly or take an excruciatingly long-bus journey to get to Lhasa. I chose to fly. Well Lhasa Airport has no radar system & no runway lights so flights occur only...
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Air China to Lhasa

I flew with Air China into Lhasa from Chengdu, a city in the western province of Sichuan. For most people, you'll need to get an illusive permit*, which can be arranged at the local guesthouses in...
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You gotta take the train

The new train to Lhasa from China is a must. The train is new and clean, (although as it's Chinese that may not be the case for long !). It has good facilities including free oxygen for each bed in...
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Shigatse to Lhasa

We had been so so lucky during the whole week holiday and hadn't encountered any rain when we had been visiting places. We had had some rain one night but we were already back in the hotel by that...
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No.7 Jiri Erxiang, Lhasa, Tibet, China
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No.149 Beijing East Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa, Tibet, 850000, China
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64 Beijing Middle Road, Lhasa, Tibet, 850001, China
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Yangcheng Square, Gongbutang Rd, Building A, Lhasa, Tibet, 850000, China
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1 Minzu Road, Lhasa, Tibet, 850001, China
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Top Things to Do in Lhasa

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Sera Monastery

Drepung is a very large monastery located in the western part of Lhasa. It is bigger than Sera but does not have the same attraction as Sera. This may be in part to the debating Monks at Sera or that...
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Yamdrok-tso

Tso means lake in Tibetan. Yamdrok is one of the 4 holy lakes in Tibet. It is about 1 hour from Lhasa and usually viewed from Kampa La pass. Being that it is a holy lake, many pilgrims will visit,...
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Ganden Monestary

Ganden Monastery sits on top of a mountain to the east of Lhasa. There are only a few buses one of which you can get just down the street from the Yak Hotel. The monastery is beautiful. It is a steep...
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Muslim Quarter

Within the old town section of Lhasa is the Muslim quarter. This is a small section that has a mosque and food vendor carts. This is some of the best street food you will find in Lhasa. This is also...
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Potala

Take some time in the evening to walk past the Potala a night time. The front is lit up and looks beautiful. If you view from across the street, there is a small pond and you can see the reflection of...
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Kampa La Pass

Every pass in Tibet is a big deal. You will always find many prayer flags across the road. The idea is that the wind blowing through the flags will carry the prayers out to the universe. Sometimes it...
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