Entering Tibet you feel as though you've entered an entirely different world. The traditional Tibetan culture remains strong and central to the region despite economic development and migration of other Chinese ethnic groups to Lhasa.
The Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It was built between and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. by Gordon Wiltsie