Lhasa, in Tibet, is a place of utmost tourist interest. Tibet itself ranks high among the favorite tourist destination and Lhasa remains in their list of ‘must-visit’ places for Tibet travel. Lhasa is the administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Lying on the north bank of Lhasa River, in a valley of Himalaya, it stands at an elevation of 3,656m with an area of 30,000 square kilometers.
On account of its high elevation, accessibility too many of its places is still limited. But Lhasa remains the chief tourist attraction all over the world owing to the authentic Tibetan culture, the accurate Tibetan enigma and the spectacular scenic beauty. Moreover some of the Gelugpa monasteries like Sera monastery, Ganden monastery and Drepung monasteries are present in or around Lhasa, which holds immense importance within the Tibetans.