Lhasa, the traditional capital of Tibet and the capital of the autonomous region of Tibet, lies at 3700 metres a.s.l. in southeastern Tibet. According to the legend the second Tibetan emperor Songtsen Gampo made Lhasa his capital. But contemporary documents show that the empire was actually ruled from a moving capital. Tourism is nowadays a main source of income for Lhasa, as the city has a number of attractions including the Potala Palace, the Jokhang temple and a number of monasteries and temples. Lhasa is the base from which to explore the surrounding region.

Barkhor area photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Barkhor area
Downtown Lhasa photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Downtown Lhasa
Palubuk Monastery photo gallery  - 7 pictures of Palubuk Monastery
Potala Palace photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Potala Palace
Potala Palace Views photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Potala Palace Views
14 photos of Barkhor Area in the old town of Lhasa
18 photos of downtown Lhasa
7 photos of the Palubuk Monastery in Lhasa
12 photos taken inside the Potala Palace, of the inner courts, the White Palace and roof and wall decorations.
23 photos and panorama views of Potala Palace in Lhasa
Gallery with all images
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