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Lhasa is the most important city in modern and historical Tibet, both religiously and politically; located in the geographical center of central Tibet, it is home to the sacred center of Tibet in the Jokhang Temple and the famed Potala Palace, from which the Dalai Lamas ruled over Tibet.

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Lhasa and the Potala (Lhasa, Lhasa)

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  • ལྷ་ས། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > Lhasa (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
    • > lha sa (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • > 拉薩 (Tibetan, Traditional Chinese Characters, Transcription-Tibetan-to-Chinese Transcription)
      • > 拉萨 (Tibetan, Simplified Chinese Characters, Transliteration-Traditional-to-Simplified Chinese Transliteration)
      • > Lasa (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-Pinyin Transcription)
  • Shixiaqu (Chinese, Latin script, Original)
Etymology for ལྷ་ས།:

Literally, "god-place."

Place ID: F637

THL Extended GB Code: 5401010000



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