Lhasa, which means "Land of the Gods", is the capital of the Tibet autonomous region in China. It is located at 3650 meters (12 000 feet) above sea level on the northern slopes of the Himalayas. Over 1,300 years old, it sits in a valley right next to the Lhasa River, known as the "merry blue waves". It is home to the Tibetan, Han, and Hui peoples, as well as many other ethnic groups, but the Tibetan ethnic group makes up 87 percent of the total population.
Lhasa city is probably the most gifted city of Tibet in terms of natural beauty, magnificent historical monuments, monasteries, and shopping bonanza. You are bound to find few of the most visually enthralling architectural structures in Tibet, not only in form of famous temples and palaces but also in Tibetan residential homes, which are quite tastefully decorated, a museum in themselves. Tourist resources are plenty such as good hotels, tasty restaurants, travel agencies, Chinese department stores and supermarkets.
Generally the period from March to October is the best time to visit Tibet. Since Lhasa is located at such a high altitude it is wise to be prepared before starting your journey.
The Jokhang , Potala Palace, Norbulingka Summer Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery , Tibet Museum etc are some of the interesting places of Lhasa.