Old city panorama 1994

Welcome to a virtual journey to the holy city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet and one of the ancient holy cities of the world. THF works to provide a better understanding of the fabric of Lhasa and of the Tibetan traditional architecture and so to contribute to their preservation and adequate development. The importance of Lhasa's historic fabric has been recognised by the Chinese government, who gave Lhasa the official designation as a "Historic City" in 1982, and the UNESCO who has included Lhasa's Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple in the World Heritage Site List.

Since 1993, we have created a database of historic buildings in Lhasa, which has since become a very important tool for our conservation work.

The database and information on more than 100 buildings can be directly accessed, or via interactive maps of Lhasa's old city, Potala and Lingkor areas. The maps can also be downloaded and printed-out. The picture gallery has a number of panorama pictures, and a recent satellite picture. The basic structure of historic Tibetan buildings is explained under the Architecture Menu.

Page of Lhasa

A Brief Introduction of Lhasa city |  Overview Lhasa valley
Old City Map |  Potala and Chakpori Map |  Lingkor
Demolition Map | Archive Database | Image Gallery
Look at the Satellite Picture |  Downloads and Help | Credits
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