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; Notice: 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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