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Lhasa, the capital of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has a history of more than 1,300 years. It is also
the political, economic, cultural and transport center of the region. Lhasa has many ethnic groups, but
the Tibetan ethnic group makes up 87 percent of the total population.

In the Tibetan language, Lhasa means the Holy Land or the Buddha Land. It is one of the world's cities
nearest to the sky. The ancient city features blue skies, crystal clear river water, refreshing air, and a
beautiful environment. It is the least polluted and most beautiful city in China.

For a millennium, this city has stunned the world with its majestic landscapes, unique culture, strong religious aura and exotic ethnic people.
There are many historic sites and famous relics in the city proper and its suburbs, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung
Monastery, Sera Monastery and Gandan Monastery and so on.

Lhasa area is also rich in mineral and water resources, and is home to wild animals and plants. Several counties are richly endowed with peat
and geothermal resources, with dozens of geothermal sites that can be developed for economic and medical purposes.

Jokhang TempleIn the city, you can always expect to see Tibetans in exotic dress turning prayer wheels, chanting sutras,
and worshipping at what are considered sacred spots. Lhasa also has many unique Tibetan festivals
in nearly every month, such as Tibetan New Year, Butter Lamp Festival, Shoton Festival, and Bathing
Festivals. During these times they celebrate with colorful activities. To enjoy these unique festivals with
them is sure to leave you with warm memories.

Generally the period from March to October is the best time to visit Lhasa. Its unique scenery, long
history, exotic culture, mystical religion and spectacular monuments will ensure your stay is unforgettable.



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