Lhasa Must See will lead you to the highlights of Lhasa which you should never miss during you tour in this ancient city. In this page you will find what to see in Lhasa including natural and historic attraction, shows and performances. Now, please come with Top China Travel to start your impressive Lhasa tour.
Lhasa Must-see Attractions
Recommended attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Tibet Museum
, the landmark of Lhasa, is built by Songtsen Gampo in the 7th
century. The awe-inspiring Potala Place is famous for its grand building, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks.
is also one of the most popular attractions for tourists. For most of Tibetans, it is the most scared temple in Tibet.
, is a shopping street as long as a popular attraction in Lhasa. It is the oldest street in Lhasa. Along the Jokhang Temple, it is also the road tramped by pilgrims around the temple to show their worship of Buddhists for a long history.
, is one of the last tree Yellow sect monasteries in Tibet. There are hundreds of red-robed monks practicing their Buddhism debating skills in the monastery every day.
, one of the tree great monasteries in Tibet, is the largest monastery of all monasteries of Tibet Buddhism., and indeed is the largest monastery of any religion in the world.
is the first modern museum in Tibet
, represent a magnificent combination of traditional Tibetan architectural style and modern architecture art. It is a museum for you to know more about Tibetan history, culture and customs.
Lhasa Must-see Performances
Recommended shows: Tibetan Song and Dance Show: Himalaya, Tibetan Impression - Happiness on the Way
Venue: Lhasa People's Culture and Art Museum, Lhasa
Opening Hours: 20:00-21:30
Duration: 80 minutes
Himalaya, the Tibetan song and dance show, presents the natural change, culture, history, religion , beliefs, local festivals and modern lives of Tibetans. The show is called the “Epic” of Tibetan Dance and Song, combining songs, dances and acrobatics with colorful Tibetan costumes.
Venue: Tibet Drama Theatre, 188 Beijing West Road, Lhasa
Opening Hours: 20:15–21:55
Duration: 100 minutes
Tibetan Impression - Happiness on the Way is the first tangka style song and dance epic in China even in the world. The show combines the Tibetan traditional song and dance to show the unique charm of Tibetan culture and tell people the “happiness and harmony”
Lhasa Must-see Commercial Streets
Recommended shopping malls: Barkhor Street, Lhasa Ethnic Tourism Handicraft Market, Lhasa Department Store
Barkhor Street, the oldest street in Tibet, a sacred street for pilgrims, is also a commercial center in Lhasa.
ADD: in central of Lhasa’s old city area, Tibet
What to buy: Tibetan ornaments, Tibetan carpets, Tibetan knives and other Tibetan handcrafs, Tibetan Barley wine, Tibetan Buttered Tea and so on
ADD: No.30 Barkhor West Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa
What to buy: Thangkas, Tibetan Painting, Tibetan Carpets, ornaments, Tibetan Barley Wine, Tibetan Sweet Tea, Air-dried Meat, etc.
Lhasa Department Store is a modern shopping mall consists of department store building, shopping plaza, and famers’ market.
ADD: No. 1, Yutuo Road (left of the Potala Square)
What to buy: Clothing, cosmetics, jewelry, leather/bags, home, digital products, arts and crafts, etc..
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