Tibet is positioned on the Tibetan Plateau and is fondly called the “roof of the world” for lodging gigantic peaks; it also shares Mount Everest with Nepal. Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, which lies on the Lhasa River's north bank in a valley of the Himalayas.that boasts of the manmade wonder called the Potala Palace. The palace earlier used to serve as the winter home of Dalai Lama and the seat of the Tibetan Government and is visited by many tourists throughout the year. The 13 storey high palace houses many rooms, stupas, chapels and prayer halls, offering the best sightseeing tours in Lhasa. The biggest attraction in Lhasa among tourists is the Jokhang Temple which was built by Songtsen Gampo and is one of the holiest sites in Tibet. Tourists flock to see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve.
The Barkhor Street in Lhasa is also frequented by a number of tourists, the street strikes an imposing picture of the houses adorning traditional Tibetan style architecture. Barkhor Street also opens up to the old market where one can still find the old world charm in every nook and corner of the place. When in Lhasa, one can visit two of the ‘great three’ Gelug monasteries in Tibet, namely Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. Lhasa tour usually concludes with a visit to the biggest monastery kitchen, inside the monastery, tourists also enjoy the Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung. Among other sightseeing tours in Lhasa, tourists can make a visit to the Tibetan religious scripture printing house inside the monastery to see three sand Mandalas and a colourful Rock Painting of Buddha.