Lhasa

Lhasa

exploring the very old, yet modern capital of Tibet (now China)

Location: 

Lhasa, China

Duration: 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Lhasa: capital of Tibet (Autonomous Region)
  2. Modern: wide roads, traffic lights, concrete buildings
  3. Historic: the old city is neatly integrated into the new
  4. Highlights: Potala PalaceBarkhorLhasa Great Mosque
  5. Journey: staying a few short days in Lhasa

Image sources

  1. View from the Potala Palace
  2. One of many new buildings
  3. Barkhor Square
  4. Local fruit market
  5. Electro TucTuc

You might also like

Thimphu - largest city with only 100,000 people and young capital of Bhutan
largest city with only 100,000 people and young capital of Bhutan
Colombo - enjoying the bustling metropolis while waiting for my India Visa
enjoying the bustling metropolis while waiting for my India Visa
Helsinki by night - eating bear while the others run
eating bear while the others run
Lusaka - Zambia's capital, built by concrete and copper, paid by the mining industry
Zambia's capital, built by concrete and copper, paid by the mining industry
Stockholm by night - walking through the empty streets of Sweden's illuminated capital
walking through the empty streets of Sweden's illuminated capital
Helsinki - nothing spectacular, no drunken people
nothing spectacular, no drunken people
Mandalay - royal capital of Myanmar (Burma) and home to many Buddhist pagodas
royal capital of Myanmar (Burma) and home to many Buddhist pagodas
Luxembourg - a small country in the heart of Europe, my very first stop on my sabbatical
a small country in the heart of Europe, my very first stop on my sabbatical
Prague - an empire built on silver
an empire built on silver