The Himalayan city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, sits at an elevation of 12,000 ft/3,660 m. Lhasa is located 800 mi/1,300 km west of Chengdu, China, and 375 mi/600 km northeast of Kathmandu, Nepal.
A good introduction to Lhasa is the Barkhor Bazaar, where you could spend hours just watching people haggle for carpets, antiques or thangka, Buddhist scroll paintings. In the midst of the bazaar is the fabulous Jokhang, holiest of Tibetan Buddhist temples. It's filled by a steady stream of... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.