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St Regis Lhasa Resort

St Regis Lhasa Resort, Lhasa, Tibet

Until recently, accommodation in Lhasa consisted of characterful but simple guesthouses or ugly, functional group tour hotels, but with the opening of the St Regis, right in the centre of Tibet's capital, Lhasa finally has a luxury hotel to rival the best that Beijing and Shanghai can offer. The St Regis occupies a prime position in the city on Jiangsu Road, a short walk from the bustling markets around Bharkor Square, and the timeless lanes and alleys of the Tibetan Quarter.

Potala Palace rooms have superb views of the stunning former residence of the Dalai Lama, and restaurants offer excellent Tibetan, Chinese and international cuisine.

Our rating: First Class

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    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Potala Palace Visit

      The Potala Palace is an architectural wonder - a spectacular edifice whose gold roofs soar high above the town and rise more than 300 meters above the valley floor - can be seen from all directions for miles around.

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    • Sera Monastery Visit
      Monks at Sera Monastery, Lhasa

      Sera Monastery Visit

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      Founded in 1419 by one of Tsongkhapa's eight disciples, Sera became famous for its Tantric teachings. The warrior monks of Sera, the ‘Dob-Dobs’, were admired as athletes but also feared.

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    • The Dalai Lama's former Summer Palace
      Summer Palace, Lhasa

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      The Norbulingka - the Jewel Park - contains the summer palaces of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas and is characterised by its spacious walled garden, the main throne hall, an audience hall, the Dalai Lama's private apartment and his mother's apartment.

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    • Walking the Ganden Kora
      Ganden Monastery, Lhasa

      Walking the Ganden Kora

      Walking the Ganden Kora

      Walking the Kora - one of the circuits round a monastery - is a traditional way for Tibetan Buddhists to worship, and you will see pilgrims making circuit after circuit of major monastery buildings wherever you are in Tibet.

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