Situated at the bottom of Mount Gephel you will find the capital of administration for the Tibet Autonomous Region, of the People s Republic of China, Lhasa. This city is acknowledged as the holiest in Tibetan Buddhism, and Lhasa translates to Place of gods . Within the city there are several smaller counties to visit and explore.
Like many other traditional and cultural cities and towns there are markets. Here you could by fresh produce, sweats, baked goods and other hand crafted items. Once you find your way to the market you will try some of the freshest authentic foods.
As tourism has boomed in this part of the country, it has brought along business and different industries to attract the visitors. Most of the locals are relying on the nature and beauty of the landscape and historical buildings to draw attention Lhasa. Many say that parries and fields are some of the most astonishing of the Himalayan landscapes. There you will see wild animals and unique plantation that are used to the high altitudes.
Formally the residence of the Dalai Lama, the Potala Palace is a popular tourist attraction. After the 14th Dalai Lama moved to India in 1959, the building has been transformed into a museum for all to see. There are over 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues within this spectacular fortress. Behind the thick walls there are many palaces, chapels and galleries to view. An unforgettable experience of culture and history, with breathtaking views is a must see while in Lhasa.