Lhasa Travel Tips by flyingrat


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									                                     Lhasa Travel Tips

In1982 Lhasa was listed as one of the first historical famous cities By the
United Nations. The people in this city mainly believe in Buddhism and only a
small portion of it inhabitants believe in Muslim, Christianity, and Monism.At
present, roads from Lhasa stretch to every direction. Plus, the flights and the
Tibet Railway altogether make Lhasa city a path to Lhasa travel or Lhasa tour,
the large part of Tibet travels. The famous attractions inside and around Lhasa
city are Potala Palace, the symbol of Lhasa, Jokhang Temple, the center of
Tibetan Buddhism, and three famous monasteries Drepung Monastery, Sera
Monastery, and Ganden Monastery have a lot of Tibetan Lamas studying there,
and etc.
Top Attractions

Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple
Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
Ganden Monastery
Barkhor Street
Lake Yamdrok

Travel Permit
Tibet Entry Permit is not available by independent travelers at the moment (at least before the
Olympics). Travelers have to travel in tour group and ask their travel agent to apply it for you.
Please prepare the following documents before asking your travel agent to apply permit.
Copy of your Passport;
Copy of your China visa (tourist visa);
Full names, gender, Date of Birth, Passport number, nationality, occupation;

A word of warning before you visit Tibet: your Tibet Travel Permit is only issued via Chinese
Tour Operators. To facilitate the complicated application process, you are advised to work with
a Chinese travel agency.
Notes for those who are entering Tibet for the first time
Don't run or move rapidly in Tibet, allow time to adjust to the altitude.
It's useful to carry sunglasses, after-sun cream, a sunhat and lip balm as well as common
medicines for colds and anodyne.
Eat vegetables and fruits.
Most people are going to suffer from Mountain Sickness, so please take care of yourself.
Show respect to the local people and their customs.

Tibetan New Year
Tibetan New Year called Losar falls on the 25th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan calendar
(late January or early February). Losar celebrations take place over a week. At this time,
larders are stocked with grain and meat. It lasts year ahead even when no work is possible at
the time of winters. New Year festival falls at the end of Dawa Chuchipda.

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