The Xinjiang-Tibet Highway (G219) runs north from Lhasa to Yecheng, and then to Xinjiang. This road is rarely used due to the lack of amenities and petrol stations. A new 37.68 kilometres (23.41 mi), four-lane highway between Lhasa and the Gonggar Airport was built by the Transportation Department of Tibet at a cost of RMB 1.5 billion.
Kundeling Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It was founded around 1794, and follows the Gelug school. The head of the monastery belongs to a lineage of incarnations that dates back to 1402. There is dispute over the current incarnation.
Lalu Wetlands National Nature Reserve, also known as Lhasa Wetlands Nature Preserve, protects 625 hectares (1,540 acres) of wetlands in the center of Lhasa City, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in the southwestern People’s Republic of China. The wetlands are completely surrounded by Lhasa, and constitute the largest urban park in the world and the largest urban wetlands in the world.
Lhasa is a city found in Xizang (Tibet Autonomous Region), China. It is located 29.65 latitude and 91.10 longitude and it is situated at elevation 3651 meters above sea level. Lhasa has a population of 118,721 making it the biggest city in Xizang (Tibet Autonomous Region). It operates on the LMT time zone.
Eastward about 100 meters (about 109 yards) from the famous Barkhor Street in Lhasa, is a special living area for Muslims. It is on this site that Lhasa Great Mosque stands. Its name is written on the main door in Arabic script, and Tibetan and Chinese characters. The entire wall of the mosque is decorated in traditional Islamic flower patterns with blue as its basic color. The mosque, therefore, leaves visitors with a strong impression of the grand beauty of this type of religious building.
The Monument to the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet (Chinese: 西藏和平解放纪念碑) stands in the southern part of the Potala square in Lhasa, just outside the protective zone and buffer zone of the world heritage site. It celebrates what the People's Republic of China calls the "Peaceful Liberation of Tibet" by the People's Liberation Army,.
Lhasa, China (CN) An eerie place, with murals of flayed human skins (see more-info link), scenes of torture, and a statue of Dorje Drakden in his wrathful aspect. Nechung is the former home of the State Oracle (the medium for Dorje Drakden), whom the Dalai Lamas consulted before making any important decision.
Potala Palace is a symbol of the cultural and economic communication of Tibet and Tang Court. Now, with high historical value, the palace is very important to China. The Palace is composed of 2 parts, the Red Palace as the center and the White Palace as two wings.
The Potala Palace (Tibetan: ཕོ་བྲང་པོ་ཏ་ལ་, Wylie: pho brang Potala) in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China was the residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site.
Entrance to Ramoche Temple The temple was gutted by fire and destroyed in the 1959 Lhasa uprising against Chinese occupation and the bronze statue disappeared. In 1983 the lower part of it was said to have been found in a Lhasa rubbish tip, and the upper half in Beijing.
Samye Monastery - The First Monastery in Tibet Samye Monastery was built in 762 when the great Tibetan emperor Trisong Detsen ruled Tibet. With the basic terms of Buddhism – Buddha, scriptures and monks, it is the first official Buddhist monastery in Tibet.
The original Sera Monastery is responsible for some 19 hermitages, including four nunneries, which are all located in the foot hills north of Lhasa. The Sera Monastery, as a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges, was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe of Zel Gungtang (1355–1435), a disciple of Je Tsongkhapa.