Everything You Need To Know
Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa is situated amidst a striking mountain landscape just minutes from the Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Buddhist temple monastery of the Potala Palace was built in the 7th century as the Dalai Lama’s primary residence. Norbulingka Palace was built in 1755 and served as the traditional summer home.
Lhasa is the capital and largest city in Tibet, whose name means “land of the gods”. It sits on Qinghai-Tibetan plateau on the banks of the Lhasa River at an altitude of 3,650 metres above sea level, and is one of the highly inhabited regions on earth. The city is surrounded by the Himalaya mountain range and steeped in over 1,300 years of history.
Guests can reach Lhasa by train or by air via Lhasa Gongar Airport. The hotel is in the city centre, a 10-minute drive from Lhasa Railway Station and 40-minute drive from the airport.