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 What to Buy
The unique exquisite arts and crafts here include Tibetan carpets, Tibetan knives, costumes, jewelries, Thangkas, masks, which can all be bought as souvenirs. Besides, Tibetan medicines are also famous. Some rare medical plants here, such as Ganoderma Lucidum, snow lotus, cordyceps, antelope horns and Tibetan safflowers, can be taken back. Barkhor Street  is the best place to buy these goods. They are also obtainable in some other malls. Remember that Tibetan knives are prohibited in baggage in the plane, but they can be mailed. The General Post Office of Lhasa is located in the Middle Beijing Road north of the pedestrian street.

 What to Eat
Having a taste of authentic Tibetan food must be the first choice of visitors. The delicious local foods include Yak Butter Tea, chang, Tsamba, beef, mutton, yogurt, sweet tea, Tibetan steamed and stuffed buns. To enjoy Tibetan food, you can go to Dunya Restaurant near Potala Palace , Makye Ame Tibetan Restaurant at the southeast of Barkhor Street and Snowland Restaurant on the Tibetan Traditional Hospital Road. And the Deji Road is a special street of varied tasty foods, including Sichuan Cuisine and many other Chinese foods. You can also get Western food, Indian food and Nepalese food in Lhasa. Among places recommended are the western restaurant of Namaste Restaurant, BanakShol Hotel, and the Nepal dishes at Snowland Restaurant.

 How to Get
Lhasa has opened airlines to Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Xian, Chengdu, Xining, Guangzhou, Kunming, and Katmandu. Gonggar Airport leads to the district by regular bus. The opening of Qinghai-Tibet Railway has made it possible to run between Lhasa and many other cities in China by train. In addition, there are five highways, Sichuan-Tibet Highway, Qinghai-Tibet Highway, Xinjiang-Tibet Highway, Yunnan-Tibet Highway and Sino-Nepal Highway, which link Lhasa and other places within and outside China.

There are many options for travel within Lhasa. Starting at Tibet Traditional Hospital, many scheduled buses and jeeps will stop when you wave them down. Taxis and pedicabs are also available in the city. Of course, you can also hire a car from a company or a bicycle at a hotel.

 Foreign Consulates  
Chancery: No.13 Norbulingka Lu
Tel: +86-(0)891-6830609
Fax: +86-(0)891-6836890

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