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Lhasa Overview

Lhasa is a beautiful city and reckoned as Tibetan Plateau’s second most populous city. Since mid-17th Century, the city has been Tibet’s administrative capital and also deemed as its religious capital. The city is visited by many tourists throughout the year.

Sites of Historical Interest
There are many places of historical interest in Lhasa. These places are Norbulingka, Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, and Jokhang Temple.

Music & Dance
There are several night spots in the city where visitors can spend time watching cabaret acts. The lyrics played are in Tibetan, Nepali, English, and Chinese language, and the dancers dress themselves in traditional Tibetan costumes. There are many small bars in the region where the visitors can choose from the limited drinks offered while enjoying the live music.

Lhasa can be reached via rail. In the south of the city, there is an airport located named Lhasa Gonggar Airport (IATA: LXA). The nearest port to the city is Kolkata, India.

Climate & Geography

Lhasa is expounded by an elevation of 3,600 m (11,800 ft). The air here comprises of 68% oxygen. Lhasa experiences a cool semi-arid climate. The winters are usually frosty, while the summers are mild. The valley in the area shields the city and saves it from strong winds, and extreme heat and cold.

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