Lhasa, the land of Gods
Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region is located between 290 36’N and 190 06’E at the north bank of Kyichu river a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangpo river, at an altitude of 3650 meters above the sea level. The Lhasa has a history of more than 1300 years and has been the centre of politics, economy, culture and religion in Tibet since ancient times. “Lhasa” in Tibetan means “the land of Gods”. In Lhasa, there is a plentiful of scenic spots and historical attractions, among which Potala Palace, a thirteen-story, 1000 room Palace of the Dalai Lama, Norbulingka, the summer Palace of the Dalai Lama, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, the holiest shrine of Tibet, and the famous Ramoche temple. A short drive out of Lhasa enables one to visit the Drak Yerpa and Ganden Monastery.
“Lhasa” in Tibetan means “the land of Gods”