Lhasa, the administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China welcomed more than 23 million tourists last year and is the only place tourists have to submit a health report before their entrance.
Nowadays, Lhasa prepares itself to an opening, this time an event more technological than spiritual though. In June 2017, the opening of a new highway is planned. The highway will be the world’s really “highest” one with an altitude of 3.600 meters. After it is opened for transportation, Lhasa is going to be accessed easier than ever before.
Lhasa is at one of the most difficult places to visit
The city Lhasa lays at one of the tops of the Himalaya Mountains and is located at an altitude of 3.600 meters as mentioned.
The Buda sculpture and being the homeland of the spiritual leader Dalai Lama makes this place very divine and important in many aspects.
The tourist who want to visit the region have to medically proof first that they are suitable for the altitude and without a report, are not allowed to enter. Also, visitors who have hearth, breathing or lung disorders are not allowed, either.
About Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet. The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are believed to be enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity.