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Tibet is without doubt one of the most remarkable places to visit in Asia. It offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking high-altitude treks, stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most likeable peoples you will ever meet. But you are never far from the reality of politics. For anyone who travels with their eyes open, a visit to Tibet will be a memorable, fascinating, but sobering and at times even saddening experience. Lhasa, the Holy City, the heart and soul of Tibet, for centuries the abode of the Dalai Lamas, and object of devout pilgrimage is still a city of wonders, despite the large-scale encroachments of Chinese influence. As you enter the valley, the first thing you see is the magnificent sight of the Potala, a vast white and ochre fortress soaring over Lhasa. It is a sight that has heralded the marvels of the Holy City to travellers for close to four centuries. While the Potala dominates the Lhasa skyline and, as the residence of the Dalai Lamas, serves as a symbolic focus for Tibetan hopes of self-government, it is the Jokhang that is the spiritual heart of the city. 

Pictures of the Potala
Lhasa (Potala) (13 images)
Pictures of the Jokhang
Lhasa (Jokhang) (21 images)
Pictures of the Barkhor
Lhasa (Barkhor) (28 images)
Pictures around Lhasa
Around Lhasa (17 images)
Pictures of lake Nam Tso
Lake Nam Tso (30 images)
Pictures of North-East Tibet
North-East Tibet (16 images)
Pictures of the road from Lhasa to Kathmandu
Lhasa to Kathmandu (18 images)

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