As the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa is a place worthy of visiting year-round, even during the cold winter months. Lhasa is filled with numerous historical sites & places of interest, among which the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Sera Monastery are the most famous places to visit. For those travelers having less than a week but still wanting to explore the essential sites of Tibet, Lhasa is the ideal place to go. We have selected the top Tibet Lhasa Tour packages below that cover the must-see highlights of Lhasa and its surrounding areas. All of the itineraries are fully customizable to suit your needs – feel free to discuss your ideal Tibet tour plan with our friendly local Tibet Travel experts.
When visiting the Potala Palace, there is a time limit, so be sure to follow the tour guide's arrangement. The guide will arrange a reasonable time to let everyone know as much as possible about the Potala Palace’s culture and history. Those who like to take pictures should also note that the best place to shoot the Potala Palace is the Potala Palace Square. There is the Yaowang Mountain Observation Platform on the west, where the sunset and night views of the Potala Palace are particularly good. In the middle of the square, the front of the Palace is suitable for taking photos of tourists. On the east side of the square, there is a man-made lake. The reflection of the palace from the lake is particularly beautiful. After entering the palace, you can take pictures in all places except the east palace. Your guide will remind you in advance where you cannot take pictures
Here are some more things to note when visiting the Potala Palace:
At present, doing payment via mobile is ok for most areas in Tibet. It supports WeChat Pay and Alipay. Some public roadside toilets are definitely not available for mobile pay, so you need to bring some cash.
Mobile phone signal is very good in 90%’s area of Tibet. China Mobile Communications is mobile operator with the best signal in TIbet.
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I highly recommend a tour with Asia Odyssey Travel If you want to see the best part of Tibet, you should definitely book a tour with Asia Odyssey Travel. They are very helpful with the permit application and gave me the best impression of the wonderful roof of the world. I am looking forward to seeing our lovely guide and driver again in Tibet. Wish everything goes well with Nancy and her colleagues at Odyssey.
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Would have loved more days in Tibet.