Lhasa

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January 24, 2022

Lhasa (Tibetan: ལྷ་ས་, Simplified Chinese: 拉萨; Traditional Chinese: 拉薩; Pinyin: Lāsà), sometimes referred to in Chinese as Chengguan, is the capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. It is considered the second most populous city in the Tibetan Plateau. after Xining And it is 3,490 meters (11,450 feet) above sea level, which makes Lhasa one of the highest cities in the world. The city consists of many important cultures. especially religious places of Buddhism - Tibet such as the Potala Palace or Jokhang Temple or Norbuglinga Palace, etc.

Etymology

Lhasa literally means "Land of the Buddha", ancient Tibetan documents and inscriptions show that A place called "raza" may refer to a goat raising facility. It is also an abbreviation for "Raveza", a place surrounded by walls. However, the first recorded Lhasa name refers to Jovo Temple. In the negotiations between China and Tibet in 822 AD

History

By the middle of the 7th century, Sronzankampo became the leader of the Tibetan Empire. Dominating the Brahmaputra River Valley (often referred to as the Yarlung Sronpo River), after his victory over the western Changchung Kingdom, Zronzankampo moved the capital from Qingwatakser. Located in the southwest of Yarlung to Rasa (later Lhasa), which in the year 673 initiated the construction of the Potala Palace.

Geography

Lhasa covers an area of ​​30,000 square kilometers. Including the central area of ​​544 square kilometers and has a total population of 500,000, of which 250,000 are residents of urban areas. Lhasa is

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