Lhasa Attractions

Major Lhasa attractions include the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street, Ramoche Temple, Yangbajing ,etc.

The Potala Palace is the essence of the ancient Tibetan architecture, as well as the art treasures in Tibet. It stands atop Marpo Ri (The Red Mountain) 130 meters above the Lhasa Valley and has been considered as an important symbol of Lhasa not only known for magnificent architecture, but also for a number of valuable cultural relics.

Jokhang Temple, located in the old city center of Lhasa, is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery which is the national key cultural relic’s protection units. And it has a supreme position among the Tibetan Buddhism.

Yangpachen, about 87 kilometers (54 miles) away from Lhasa, is famous for its hot springs. Covering an area of 40 square kilometers (2,471 acres), Yangpachen gains its fame from abundant geothermic heat which provides people with much mystery to explore.

Ramoche Monastery, situated in the northwest of Lhasa, is one of the key cultural relic protection sites of the Tibet Autonomous Region as well as a hot attraction in Lhasa. And it covers a total area of 4000 square meters (one acre).
Barkhor Street, located in the old city of Lhasa, is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the Tibetan people are always proud of it. It has well preserved the ancient city's traditional visage and living style. As a symbol of Lhasa, this street is also a must-see place for the tourists.