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As one of the highest cities in the world, Lhasa also has many sites of historic interest. Here is a list of top ten things to do in Lhasa.

Top 10 Things to do in Lhasa

1. Barkhor Street
For tourists, Barkhor Street is a magical place showing the original outlook of Lhasa. The street was paved by hand-polished stone boards.

2. Jokhang Temple
This temple brought Buddhism into Tibet and became an inseparable part of Tibetan history and culture.

3. Norbulingka
You can experience the ethnical, religious features of the Tibetan people and embodies the architecture style of inland China during you visit the Norbulingka.

4. Potala Palace
There are School of Buddhist Logic, the seminary, the printing House, gardens, courtyards and even the jail in Potala Palace. It will not disappoint you.

5. Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery is consist of Coqen Hall, Zhacang, Kamcun. Owing to its high position in Tibet, Sera Bengqin Festival and Debating of Buddhist Doctrines are hold in Sera Monastery.

6. Tibet Museum
Tibet Museum is a source of information and inspiration for Tibetans themselves. Because of its mysterious Tibetan culture, it attracts more and more tourists from overseas to have a visit.

7.  Tibetan Singing and Dancing Performances
Xinshiji Langma Hall, it is a more authentic and pleasurable place to watch Langma opera (Tibetan singing and dancing show) in Tibetan.

8.  Tibetan silver ornaments
It is usually made of Tibetan silver and copper with Sanskrit inscribed on in crescent, sometime decorated with agate and gems means purity and praying for the bless of the gods.

9.  Qingke (highland barley)
Qingke flour is main ingredient of tsampa, which is a Tibetan traditional food, and sprinkle tsampa is an important part of Tibetan religious festivals.

10.  Beef and Mutton
The air-dried beef, mutton are the main foods of Tibetans, and only can be seen in Tibet. It is worth tasting.