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Lhasa--Holy Land

Lhasa: Meaning “Holy-Land” in Tibetan, Lhasa is located along the northern bank of the Lhasa River, a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo River. Sitting 3,700 meters above sea level, Lhasa is a cultural city with a history of more than 1,300 years. It is also known as the solar city because of its abundant sunshine. The capital as well as the center for politics, economy, and culture of Tibet, it is a city with many world-famous places of interest.