Cardinal József Mindszenty
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Great Wall of China
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Hong Kong Airport
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Kashgar or Kashi
Kashgar Sunday Market
Ming Dynasty Tombs
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Shanghai Maglev / Transrapid
Tibet - Lhasa
Tibet - Lhasa Monasteries
Tibet - Lhasa - Potala
Turpan or Tulufan
Turpan - Amin Mosque
Turpan - Astana Graves
Turpan - Bezeklik Caves
Turpan - Crescent Moon Lake
Turpan - Dunhuang Caves
Turpan - Echoing-Sand Mountain
Turpan - Ediqut Ruins
Turpan - Emin Minaret
Turpan - Flaming Mountains
Turpan - Gaochang Ruins
Turpan - Grape Valley
Turpan - Green Mosque
Turpan - Jesus Sutras
Turpan - Jiaohe Ruins
Turpan - Karez System
Turpan - Maza Village
Turpan - Mogao Caves
Urumchi or Urumuchi
Xian - Hua Qing Pool
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Xian - Terracotta Factory
Xian - Terracotta Army Museum
Yanan Cave Dwellings
China facts & history in brief
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Map of China
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lhasa, sometimes spelled Lasa, is the traditional
capital of Tibet and the capital of the Tibet Autonomous
Region of the People's Republic of China.
Lhasa is located at the foot of Mount Gephel.
The city is the traditional seat of the Dalai Lama and
the Potala and Norbulingka palaces and in Tibetan
Buddhism is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet.
The city is home to about 255,000 inhabitants and,
at an altitude of approximately 3,650 m (11,975 ft),
is one of the highest cities in the world.
Lhasa literally means "place of the gods", although
ancient Tibetan documents and inscriptions demonstrate
that the place was called Rasa, which means "goat's
place", until the early 7th century.
The city is part of a township-level prefecture, the
Lhasa Prefecture consisting of 7 small counties:
Lhünzhub County, Damxung County, Nyêmo County,
Qüxü County, Doilungdêqên County, Dagzê County,
For a more information about
Lhasa see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from
see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, November 2007.
All text is available under the terms of the
GNU Free Documentation License
Copyrights for details).
This information was correct in November 2007. E. & O.E.
Tibet was another beautiful country we had
some trouble getting to visit.
Mind you that was before we left Auckland.
While we were in Kathmandu it was easy to arrange to
go and we did not have to wait either.
We were told to stay with our guide
and party at all times, but we found
ample free time to gallivant around
and see what was seeable without any
We read and heard a lot about the
altitude although it did effected us slightly,
what we read about it was more
scary than the reality.
I was looking forward to visit the
Potala, and I was terrified the day before,
because I smoke, my age, the
altitude and the height of the Potala, but
mainly because of the warnings.
You will never guess, the next morning
the bus taken us nearly to the top
of it, from behind.
We really enjoyed ourselves.
An unforgettable experience.
We have had a terrific time!!
Lhasa is the capital and
holy city of Tibet.
the city's temples sacred.
The Dalai Lama, a spiritual leader and exiled
ruler of Tibet, lived in Lhasa until 1959.
After the failed revolt in Tibet
against the Chinese Communists,
he went into exile in India with many of
Until 1904, Europeans were banned from
Lhasa, and it is sometimes
called The Forbidden City.
The 13-floor Potala Palace
stands out above the city.
Now a museum, the palace once
served as a temple, the centre of Tibet's
government, and the home
of the Dalai Lama.
Lhasa's Population under is 200.000.
I've heard and read a number of stories about a lost
city of El Dorado or a dream city or
Paradise, and many of these
stories put it somewhere in the Himalayas.
Or is it Tibet?
Or is it Lhasa?
I'll let you draw your own conclusions.