Lhasa (China) Reviews
Description:City: Lhasa / Country: China / World Region: Asia / "Lhasa (Tibetan: ལྷ་ས་; Simplified ... more
Lhasa (China) ... Chinese: 拉萨; Traditional Chinese: 拉薩; pinyin: Lāsą), sometimes spelled Llasa, is the traditional capital of Tibet and the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. The city is the traditional seat of the Dalai Lama and in Tibetan Buddhism is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet. The city is home to about 255,000 inhabitants and, at an altitude of approximately 3,650 m (11,975 ft), is one of the highest cities in the world. Lhasa literally means "place of the gods", although ancient Tibetan documents and inscriptions demonstrate that the place was first called Rasa, which means "courtyard place" or "goat place"."
Newest Review: ... we thought we had seen the last of it only to find it returned safely after everyone around us had a chance to look at the pictures. Another book worth considering is “Mapping the Tibetan World” published by Kotan (2000). It covers all Tibetan areas in China, Nepal, India and Bhutan. If you develop a fascination with Tibetan culture as I have, it will also come in very useful. ... more
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by - written on 03/12/01, updated on 03/12/01 (Very useful, 71 readings)
In the words of his holiness the Dalai Lama “Go to Tibet and see as much as you can. Then tell the world.” So before you go some advice What Travel Guide to bring. We found the best to be Lonely Planet Tibet (1999), it includes the usual amount of out dated information as all Lonely Planets do but we found it indispensable. The main change from when it was published is in Travel restrictions outside the Lhasa area, which you now have to do with a tour guide as it is illegal to take the local busses. There are also restrictions on the hotels you can stay at. An update will probably be along sometime next year. It is impossible for any guide to keep ... Read the complete review
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