Beijing Road in Lhasa (Tips, Photos & Map)

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Plan your Lhasa tour? It is an engaging experience to walk on Beijing Road, especially Beiing East Road to feel the pulse of the vibrant capital city of Tibet – Lhasa.

Lhasa Beijing Road is the busiest and longest city avenue running from east to west with its middle section (Beijing Middle Road) abutted by Potala Palace.

Beijing Road in Lhasa (Google Map)

The Beijing Road east of Potala Palace is called Beijing East Road; the Beijing Road west of Potala Palace known as Beijing West Road while its section abutted by Potala Palace called Beijing Middle Road.

Beijing East Road

Beijing East Road is immersed into the diversified Tibetan cultural elements since the east section of Beijing Road is in the traditional Tibetan residential area and most of Lhasa’s ancient religious and historical sites are located around Beijing East Road. Ramoche Temple is to the north of Beijing Road while Barkhor Street and Jokhang Temple to the south of Beijing East Road.

On Lhasa East Road, you see the magnificent Tibetan houses lined along the street. The Beijing East Road is rife with butcher’s, groceries, fruit vendors, inns, hotes and small streetfront shops.

Three or Four-storey Tibetan buildings with its ground floor open to front stores for business.

Lhasa Pedicabs are an indispensablecity transportation tools in Lhasa.

Lhasa Pedicabs are an indispensablecity transportation tools in Lhasa.
Buy pork at a charcuterie
A local cake vendor sitting on the sidewalk of the Beijing Road.
A local vendor selling various dairy products
Baked potatos are sold in the Beijing east Road.
A grocery
A peach vendor
Rows of three Tibetan houses on Beijing East Road under blue sky.
Cafe and bars on Beijing East Road

Beijing Middle Road

The Beijing Middle Road looks newer and fresher with bigger stores. Walking from Beijing East Road to the Beijing West Road, you will see some inns and hotel with good locations. Lhasa Yak Hotel

Lhasa Yak Hotel
A bus stop on the Beijing Road
Tibet Hongqiao Hotel
Modern shopping mall and hotel
Club and mart
International fashion brands found here
he Beijing Road or Beijing Middle Road passes by the south of Potala Palace.
The Beijing Road passes by Potala Palace

Beijing West Road.

Most of Han people and Muslims live around Beijing West Road. Quite different from the Tibetan elements on Beijng East Road, all the buildingd on Beijing West Road are built in the modern style like other big cities.

Beiing West Road
Large City Sculpture – Golden Yak

Hassle-free Lhasa Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for guided tours to Lhasa:

Lhasa Tour
Lhasa Tibet Group Tour
Lhasa Tibet Private Tour
Beijing Lhasa Tour
Lhasa China Tour

Further Readings

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Top 10 Attractions in Lhasa
Lhasa Tourist Traps, Tourist Scams Lhasa
Where to stay in Lhasa
Makye Ame Lhasa Restaurant – Your Kitchen in Lhasa
Lhasa Airport, Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Xian Lhasa Flight Experience, Xian Lhasa Flight
Lhasa Railway Station Transportation, Taxi, Public Bus
Get around in Lhasa with Pedicab or Trishaw
lhasa Taxi
Best Places to Take Picture of Potala Palace Lhasa

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The Pilgrim Kora in Lhasa, Lhasa Pilgrim circuits
How to Visit Sera Monastery in Lhasa
Beijing Road in Lhasa
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Lhasa Great Mosque, the Mosques in Lhasa
Lhasa Yamdrok-Tso Lake Road Trip

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