Lhasa Facts

Lhasa Facts

By Candice SongUpdated Jun. 10, 2021

Name: Lhasa (拉萨; lā sà (/la-sa/))
Meaning: "place of the gods"
Previous names: Rasa


Barkhor StreetTibetans in Barkhor Street

Main Attractions

Potala PalacePotala Palace on the Red Hill


The city was originally the capital of the Bod Empire that once stretched from India to Mongolia.

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Tibetan People is prayingTibetan People is Praying



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