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Lha·sa

 (lä′sə, lăs′ə)
A city of southwest China, the capital of Tibet. Since the mid-1600s, it has been the official residence of the Dalai Lama and the center of Tibetan Buddhism.

Lhasa

(ˈlɑːsə) or

Lassa

n
(Placename) a city in SW China, capital of Tibet, at an altitude of 3606 m (11 830 ft): for centuries the sacred city of Lamaism and residence of the Dalai Lamas from the 17th century until 1950; known as the Forbidden City because it was closed to Westerners until the beginning of the 20th century; annexed by China in 1951. The Dalai Lama fled after an unsuccessful revolt against Chinese rule in 1959. Pop: 131 000 (2005 est)

Lha•sa

(ˈlɑ sə, -sɑ, ˈlæs ə)

n.
the capital of Tibet, in SW China: sacred city of Lamaism. 310,000.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lhasa - the sacred city of LamaismLhasa - the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
2.Lhasa - a breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogsLhasa - a breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
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En la lista figuran, ademas de Museo Soumaya en la Ciudad de Mexico, los Museos Guggenheim en Bilbao, el Hermitage en San Petersburgo, el Palacio Potala de Lhasa, en Tibet, los Museos Vaticanos, y el Museo D'Orsay de Paris.
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In Lhasa (capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region), she sought solace in Jokhang, Tibet's most sacred temple; learned more about Buddhism history at the World Heritage Site of the Potala Palace; and visited Drepung Monastery, the largest in Tibet, which was closed down after monks dissented against the abusive Chinese authorities in 2008.
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Visitors sweep through chambers of the labyrinthine Potala palace and compete for space with local pilgrims at the iconic Jokhang temple.
People of all ethnicities are steadfastly engaged in a struggle against separatism, continuously thwarting the Dalai clique and foreign hostile forces' splittist and sabotage activities," Yu said in front of Lhasa's grand Potala Palace, once the home of the Dalai Lama and, flanked by mountains under a bright blue sky, the highest palace in the world.
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