Birthplace of His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tibet is a destination so mystifying yet so simple; from hill hugging palaces to a wandering shepherd, each corner and path so fastinating, as the discovery never ceases.
Land of ancient Buddhist culture, the intricate architecture and colorful monasteries provide an amazing backdrop to the vast blue sky that team up with snow clad peaks and beholding mountains.
Situated on a plateau at an average elevation of the 4000 meters, it is also known as Roof of the world. If it is trekkers, mountaineers and mountain bikers that seek adventure in the plateau, filmmakers are capitalized on its history, culture and the people’s struggle.
A cultural capital with its history of dating back 1300 years, Lhasa in Tibetan means “Palaces of Gods”. True enough, the magnificent Potala Palace, home to successive Dalai Lama exists as a thirteen storied, 1000 room citadel with 10,000 shrines and 200,000 religious statues. Overlooking the city, Potala was used as winter palace in the latter half of the 18th century. The palaces are richly decorated that showcases the skills of a collection of fine artists.
Besides the traditional architecture and visible religiosity, Lhasa is also a modern capital of wide streets, concrete buildings, and impressive departmental stores.