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Lhasa
Deep in the spectacular Himalayan Mountains, Lhasa is a jewel of a destination. Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama, is a major attraction, but you’ll also find numerous important temples and even the world’s highest brewery.

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Potala Palace
Potala Palace
The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Sacred & Religious Sites; History Museums; Historical & Heritage Tours
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Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple
Owner description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, which is richly decorated in jewels... more Owner description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, which is richly decorated in jewels, brocade and silk bands. less
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Barkhor Street
Barkhor Street
Located in the heart of old Lhasa, this circular route is the oldest street in the city dating back to the foundation of the Jokhang.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery
Owner description: Built in 1419 by a pupil of Tsongkhapa, this is one of the three greatest monasteries in Lhasa, which holds the grand Sera Bungchen, an annual festival that attracts Buddhists... more Owner description: Built in 1419 by a pupil of Tsongkhapa, this is one of the three greatest monasteries in Lhasa, which holds the grand Sera Bungchen, an annual festival that attracts Buddhists from all over the world. less
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
Built in 1416, this is considered one of the largest monasteries in the world with more than 10,000 monks living inside its walls during the height of its activities.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Tibetan Family Kitchen
Tibetan Family Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 98 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Asian, Tibetan
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dunya Restaurant
Dunya Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 98 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: European, Asian, International
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
tashi I
tashi I
Ranked #3 of 98 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Asian, Tibetan
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
House of Shambhala Restaurant
House of Shambhala Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 98 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Asian, Tibetan
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
DingFeng Cafe
DingFeng Cafe
Ranked #5 of 98 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Dengba Hostel Lhasa
Dengba Hostel Lhasa
$2 - $29 (CN¥15 - CN¥200)
Ranked #8 of 306 Lhasa B&B and Inns
Jin Guest House
Jin Guest House
$7 (CN¥50)
Ranked #10 of 306 Lhasa B&B and Inns
H.D.F Youth Hostel
H.D.F Youth Hostel
$13 - $37 (CN¥90 - CN¥255)
Ranked #8 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Lhasa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Tibet Gorkha Hotel
Tibet Gorkha Hotel
$28 - $31
Ranked #15 of 335 Hotels in Lhasa
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Barkor Culture Inn Hotel
Barkor Culture Inn Hotel
$15 - $41 (CN¥103 - CN¥282)
Ranked #30 of 335 Hotels in Lhasa
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Rucacang Holiday Hotel
Rucacang Holiday Hotel
$25 - $33 (CN¥172 - CN¥227)
Ranked #26 of 335 Hotels in Lhasa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

St. Regis Lhasa Resort
5.0 of 5
St. Regis Lhasa Resort
$100 - $161 (CN¥689 - CN¥1,109)
Ranked #1 of 335 Hotels in Lhasa
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InterContinental Lhasa Paradise
4.5 of 5 InterContinental Lhasa Paradise
$80 - $487
Ranked #5 of 335 Hotels in Lhasa
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Jardin Secret Hotel
4.0 of 5
Jardin Secret Hotel
$43 - $88 (CN¥296 - CN¥606)
Ranked #13 of 335 Hotels in Lhasa
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