• The traditional lifestyle and appearance of Lhasa''s Old City district are well represented in Barkbor Street. The Barkhor is found in the heart of Lhasa encircling the Jokhang Temple. It means a "pilgrim''s inner circuit." Pilgrims turn their prayer wheels on the street and visitors can get anything and everything Tibetan they could hope for.

  • The Jokhang Monastery, located in the center of old Lhasa, was built in the year 647 and is significant because it is the earliest wood and masonry structure still in existence in Tibet. The Jokhang is the spiritual center of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims. It is said the site was chosen personally by the wife of King Songtsan Gampo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng. It was built by craftsmen from Tibet, China and Nepal and thus features various architectural styles. The inscribed tablets, as well as the willow trees planted in the year 823, by Princess Wencheng''s burial site in front of the monastery are historical evidence of the union of the Han and Tibetan people over the centuries.

  • Norpulingkha ("garden of treasures") is situated in the western suburbs of Lhasa. It was the site of the first Dalai Lama''s summer palace. From the mid 18th century onwards, each successive Dalai Lama moved to the park during the summer season, and carried out all their religious and political affairs from there.

  • Potala Palace, the most famous building in the region, was built in the 640''s during the reign of King Songtsan Gampo and is located on "Red Hill" to the west of old Lhasa. The 13-storied palace stands 383 feet high and has over 1000 rooms with an area of 101 acres. The entire building is made of stone and wood, with walls averaging 10 feet thick. Potala Palace is a renowned complex of Chinese palatial architecture and a crystallization of classical Tibetan architecture, and it deserves its position as part and parcel of the world''s cultural heritage.

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Tibet, Giant Panda and Majestic Yangtze Discovery 17 Days
This tour is for adventure and nature lovers and unfolds a unique world of Chinese cultural and scenic diversity. It is a perfect combination of an exciting religious adventure to the Holy Land Tibet, a relaxing exploration of nature wonders on the luxurious Yangtze River Cruise, must see world heritages in top two ancient capitals Beijing and Xi’an, Giant Pandas in Chengdu, and historical landmarks and ever-expanding skylines in the dynamic cosmopolitan Shanghai.
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