Where to stay in Lhasa

Plan your Lhasa tour? Choosing a proper hotel is a major concern for many Lhasa first time visitors. With the fast development of Lhasa tourism, there are more and more inns and hotels popping up in the city of Lhasa.

Where to stay in Lhasa is largely related to your budget, your personal preference and your time spent on the search on the Lhasa hotel information either online or offline.

Lhasa Layout

If you want to stay at a hotel in Lhasa with a good location, you should have a basic knowledge of the city layout of Lhasa. Lhasa is narrow and long, sandwiched by the mountains in the north and the Lhasa River in the south with the river passing through the south from west to east.

Lhasa East Section (East of Potala Palace )

Potala Palace is roughly located in the center of Lhasa, dividing the city into two parts – East Section and West Section. Lhasa’ east section is the old and traditional area largely inhabited by Tibetans. The buildings in the east section are constructed in the Tibetan style.

The building of Tibetan houses are deeply influenced by China and India. The most outstanding feature of Tibetan houses is that they are built on elevated, sunny sites facing the south, and are often made of rocks, wood, cement and earth. Flat roofs are built to conserve heat, and multiple windows are constructed to let in sunlight. Walls are usually sloped inwards at 10 degrees as a precaution against frequent earthquakes in the mountainous area.

Lhasa West Section (West of Potala Palace )

Lhasa’s west section is basically a modern and developed area with modern buildings and department stores.

Choosing a hotel in the east section of Lhasa

Most of the historic relics and important attractions are located in the east section of Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Ramoche Monastery. Many first time visitors would like to stay in the east section of Lhasa, the highlight of Tibetan culture.

The following areas in the east section most welcomed:

  1. The area circling to Barkhor Street (八廓街附近)
  2. East Beijing Road (北京东路)
  3. Yuta Road ( the walking street in Lhasa ) (宇拓路)
  4. Danjielin Road (丹杰林路)
  5. Duosenge Road South Section (朵森格路南段)
  6. Jiangsu Road (江苏路)

Recommended hotels in the east section of Lhasa:

Thangka Hotel(4 star): No.38 Yutuo Road, Lhasa Tibet Phone: (0891)6367299
Gangjian Hotel(4 star): No.83, Beijing East Road, Lhasa Phone: (0891)6305555
Tibet Kailash Hotel(3 star): No.143 Beijing East Road, Lhasa,Phone: (0891)6306999
Jingu Hotel(3 star): N0.14, Yuta Road, Lhasa Phone: (0891)6330367
Shangbala Hotel(3 star): Danjielin Road.,Lhasa Phone: (0891)6323888
Yak Hotel(3 star): No.100 Beijing East Road Lhasa Phone: (0891)6323496
Mandala Hotel (3 star ): Jiangsu Road, Lhasa Phone: (0891) 63677666
Mandala Hotel (3 star): Danjielin Road No.32, South Barkhor Street, Lhasa Phone: 0891 6338940
9 Snowlands Hotel(2 star):Danjielin Road ( No.4, Zang Yi Yuan Lu ), Lhasa Phone: (0891)6323687
10: Pingcuo Kangsang(2 star): No.48, Duosenge Road, Lhasa Phone:(0891) 6915881
11.Four Points By Sheraton Hotel(4 Star): No.5 Section 1 Lin Kuo East (0891)6348888

Choose a hotel in the west section of Lhasa

If you prefer a modern and developed area, then you should stay in the west section of Lhasa, west of Potala Palace. There are still some important sites in the west section including Norbulingka and Tibetan Museum.

The following areas in the west section most welcomed

  1. Mid and West Beijing Road (北京中路和西路)
  2. Minzu East Road and Minzu South Road (民族东路, 民族南路)
  3. Luding Zhonglu and Luding South Road (鲁定中路, 鲁定南路)
  4. Jinzhu Zhonglu and Jinzhu West Road (金珠中路, 金珠西路)

Recommended hotels in the west section of Lhasa:

  1. Brahmaputra Grand Hotel(5 star): Gongbutang Road, Lhasa Phone: (0891)6300583
  2. Lhasa Hotel(4 star): No.01, Minzu Road, Lhasa Phone: (0891)6832221
  3. Tibet Hotel (4star): No.64, Middle Beijing Road, Lhasa Phone: (0891)6834966
  4. Jardin Secret Hotel(4 Star): No.60 Jinzhu West Road, Lhasa Phone: (0891)6936666
  5. Xinding Hotel Lhasa (4 Star): No.8 Jinzhu Avenue 2, Lhasa Phone (0891)6808555
  6. Fuxin Yuan Hotel(3 star): No.88, West Jinzhu Avenue, Lhasa Phone (0891)6905555
  7. Shenhu Hotel(3 star): Yangchengmarket GongbutangRoad, Lhasa. Phone: (0891)6304753
  8. Thangka Hotel(4 star): No.38 Yutuo Road, Lhasa Tibet Phone: (0891)6367299

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
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Best Places to Take Picture of Potala Palace Lhasa

4-Wheel Drive Trip from Lhasa to Ranwu
Drak Yerpa, My trip to Drak Yerpa Monastery
The Pilgrim Kora in Lhasa, Lhasa Pilgrim circuits
Monks at Sera Je College at Sera Monastery in Lhasa
Beijing Road in Lhasa
A Fun to Walk along Lhasa River in the City of Lhasa
Lhasa Great Mosque, the Mosques in Lhasa
Lhasa Yamdrok-Tso Lake Road Trip

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