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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
 
Full-Day Tour of Ulaanbaatar With Museum and Black-market
"This full-day tour of Ulaanbaatar showcases the best of the city known as the “Da Huree - Big Town.” You will kick off their morning with a stop at Chinggis Khaan Square where they will get an up-close look at the statue of the former leader on you will journey to Gandan Monastery which was constructed as an homage to the Buddhism in Mongolia. Travelers can wander the grounds of the Bogd Khan's summer palace which dates all the way back to 1770-1920! The historic halls are lined with decorative turtle shell inscribed with the names of the queens and his followers. Five impressive courtyards with paths once reserved for the Emperor of the palac the black-market is closed on Tuesday you will tour the Kharkhorin market instead. Enjoy a traditional Mongolia lunch
From $75.00
 
Private Day Trip of Shangri-La with Monstery Visit
"Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8am. Then visit Ganden Monastery the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan province. It has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace"". Built in 1679 it is located in the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture it is also the most important monastery in southwest China.After lunch you will visit Napahai Lake it is 3270 meters (10728 ft.) above sea level and covers 660 square kilometers (254 square miles). Approximately 8 kilometers northwest of Shangri-La
From $95.00

Most Viewed Transportation in Lhasa

Transportation

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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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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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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Maria81
Oct 03, 2011

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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MikeySoft
May 20, 2011
 
 
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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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mavl
Sep 21, 2010

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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sanluipal
Jul 16, 2010

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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John195123
Nov 10, 2008

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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John195123
Nov 10, 2008

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...
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nsbm
Oct 24, 2007

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...
mim95
May 29, 2007

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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K1W1
Nov 19, 2006

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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sugarpuff
Oct 02, 2006

Top Hotels in Lhasa

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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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No. 41 Mid Beijing Road, Lhasa, Tibet, 850000, 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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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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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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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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Street Market

In the old section of Lhasa, between Jokhang Monastery and Beijing East Rd, is a wonderful outdoor vegetable market. Fresh vegetables are displayed along with fruits and a few tables with Yak meat. If...
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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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"Lhasa, the pilgrim capital of Tibet"
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"Lhasa"
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"Lhasa"
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"LHASA AT LHAST!"
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"Lhasa, the capital of pilgrims"
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