Get Inspired / China Lhasa, China Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / China Lhasa, China story by: Inspire Hong Kong & China Inspired? Send us an enquiry Capital of Tibet, Lhasa, lies at the end of China. Known as the ‘Roof of the World’, it's a mysterious, wind-swept land of temples, yak-herders, horsemen, red-robed lamas, black-clad pilgrims and nomadic women wearing long plaited hair and jewels. At an elevation of 3700 metres on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, below the Himalaya and stretching along the Lhasa River, the city is dominated by the towering Potala Palace. The old town is a labyrinth of crowded streets and noisy bazaars. Once you have acclimatised to the high altitude, venture through the old town to be greeted by a labyrinth of crowded streets and boisterous bazaars such as Barkhor. Lhasa is a city which is proud of its past, yet lives for today perched on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, 3700 metres above sea level. Inspirational Potala Palace dominates the fascinating cityscape which also includes the magnificent monasteries of Jokhang, Drepung and Sera, and Norbulingka, the once summer palace of the Dalai Lama. The walk through Lhasa reveals typical Tibetan city life in the stores, market stalls and courtyards. Click here for Cheap Flights to Asia or HOT China Holiday Deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Surviving Shanghai with Children: The Dos and Don’ts Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Disney: Forever Young Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.