in Tibet Autonomous Region, China
- Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa (Unesco heritage, 1 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 29.650 and 91.100 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 29° 38' 59" and E 91° 5' 59"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Yuan Renminbi - CNY
- Spoken languages:
- Chinese, Uighur, Zhuang
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 07:44 AM (Thursday)
- Timezone: Asia/Urumqi
- UTC/GMT offset: 8 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:32 am and 4:56 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -33.637 and -78.834 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Robinson Crusoe
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to China.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning China. Last Update: 2023-11-29 08:14:52
Delve into Lhasa
Lhasa in Tibet Autonomous Region with it's 118,721 habitants is a city located in China about 1,593 mi (or 2,564 km) south-west of Beijing, the country's capital town.
Current time in Lhasa is now 07:44 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Asia / Urumqi with an UTC offset of 6 hours. We know of 2 airports closer to Lhasa. The closest airport in China is Lhasa Gonggar Airport in a distance of 27 mi (or 43 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa in a distance of 1 mi (or 2 km), North-East. In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Jibenggang, Niu, Nam, Caina and Konggar. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 6°C / 43 °F
|Morning Temperature||-3°C / 27 °F|
|Evening Temperature||5°C / 41 °F|
|Night Temperature||3°C / 37 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1017 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North|
|Cloud Conditions||Few clouds, covering 21% of sky|
|General Conditions||Few clouds|
Friday, 1st of December 2023
5°C (41 °F)
2°C (36 °F)
Few clouds, light breeze.
Saturday, 2nd of December 2023
6°C (42 °F)
2°C (35 °F)
Few clouds, gentle breeze.
Sunday, 3rd of December 2023
6°C (44 °F)
1°C (33 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Chengxiang Dongguan Hotel
Lanze Holiday Hotel Booking upon request, HRS will contact you to confirm
Lhasa Shangri-La Hotel
SAI KANG HOTEL POTALA PALACE
MIN SHAN JIN SHENG HOTEL
Min Shan Tibetan
Xinding Hotel - Lhasa
Lhasa Sunrise Hotel
Videos from this area
These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet - China Travel Channel
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet, China http://www.myvideomedia.de English see below [dt.] Vom Dach unseres Hotels in Lhasa hat man einen schönen Ausblick auf den Potala-Palast. Dann liegt der...
Tibet Travel Adventure Part 1 - The Forbidden City
The first of a 3 part series on Tibet by travel & videography tragic Adam Mussolum.
Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet - China Travel Channel
Jokhang Temple in Lhasa http://www.myvideomeda.com English see below Der Jokhang-Tempel, Tibets größtes Heiligtum, steht im Zentrum von Lhasa. Pilger umrunden ihn im Uhrzeigersinn auf dem.
Lhasa, Tibet: Pilgrims & Monks, Narrated
The video includes The Barkhor area, The Jokhang, and several monasteries such as the Drepung, Ganden, and the Sera Monasteries. Local monks and pilgrims are thought out this video. I spend...
Sera Monastery - Lhasa, Tibet, China
http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-00be-80cc-45b7?ytv2=1 - Created at TripWow by TravelPod Attractions (a TripAdvisor™ company) Sera Monastery Lhasa Built in 1419 by a pupil of ...
Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet
Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jokhang_Temple.
Lhasa im November 2007 (heile Welt?)
Im vergangenen Herbst '07 war ich selber in Tibet und natürlich in Lhasa. Wir hatten vor, nach der letzjärigen Gruppenreise nach Indien diesmal mit unseren Teilnehmern nach Lhasa zu fliegen......
Pilgrims at the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet
Pilgrims doing prostrations in front of the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jokhang_Temple.
Tibet Lhasa Jokhang Temple チベット ラサ ジョカン寺前の五体投地
2007/6/20 Tibet Lhasa Jokhang Temple チベット自治区の首府「ラサ」にあるチベット仏教の寺院、ジョカン寺の前で五体投地する信者（中国名大昭寺）
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Lhasa is the administrative capital and a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. It is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau, after Xining, and at an altitude of 3,490 metres, Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. The city contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Norbulingka palaces, many of which are located in Chengguan District, the city seat.
The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising.
The Jokhang,, also called the Qokang Monastery, Jokang, Jokhang Temple, Jokhang Monastery or Zuglagkang, is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa. For most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. It is in some regards pan-sectarian, but is controlled by the Gelug school. The temple's architectural style is a mixture of Indian vihara design, Chinese Tang Dynasty design, and Nepalese design. It was founded during the reign of king Songsten Gampo.
Norbulingka is a palace and surrounding park in Lhasa, Tibet, built from 1755. It served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s up until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959. Part of the "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace", Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was added as an extension of this Historic Ensemble in 2001. It was built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both as administrative centre and religious centre.
Namgyal Monastery is a Tibetan buddhist monastery closely associated with all the Dalai Lamas since the third. Namgyal Monastery is the personal monastery of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. Its primary role is to assist with rituals involving the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Its main tantric practices reportedly include those of Kalachakra, Yamantaka, Chakrasamvara, Guhyasamaja, and Vajrakilaya.
Lhasa Hotel is one of the modern accommodation settlements built in the holy city of Lhasa, Tibet, a 4-star hotel at an altitude of 3600m. It is located northeast of Norbu Lingka. Completed in September 1985 it is located near Norbulingka in the western suburbs of the city and is the flagship of CITS's installations in Tibet. It accommodates about 1000 guests and visitors to Lhasa. Lhasa Hotel is one of the few international 4-star hotels in Tibet.
Chokpori, Chagpori, Chagpo Ri is a sacred hill in the city of Lhasa in Tibet. It south of the Potala and just to the left when one is facing the Potala. It is considered to be one of the four holy mountains of central Tibet. It was the site of the most famous medical school Tibet, known as the Mentsikhang, which was founded in 1413. It was conceived of by Lobsang Gyatso, the "Great" 5th Dalai Lama, and completed by the Regent Sangye Gyatso shortly before 1697.
Tsomon Ling, Tsomonling, Tsome Ling, Chomoling (Tsho smon gling - pronounced 'Tsemonling') is a temple in inner Lhasa, south of the Ramoche Temple, and on the corner of one of the main roads, Dekyi Shar Lam. It was one of the Four Royal Colleges or Regency Temples (Ling Shi or gLing bzhi) of Lhasa built during the 17th century after the Fifth Dalai Lama assumed both temporal as well as spiritual power. The other three Ling are Tengye Ling, Kunde Ling, and Drib Tsemchok Ling.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Lhasa.
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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