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 (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.
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(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)
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(ˈlɑ sə, -sɑ, ˈlæs ə)

the capital of Tibet, in SW China: sacred city of Lamaism. 310,000.
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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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NEWS 1904 The first Westerners entered the "Forbidden City" of Lhasa, Tibet. 1926 The first British traffic lights were installed at Piccadilly Circus in London.
has been permitted to build a consulate of its own in Lhasa, Tibet.
From braving altitude sickness in Lhasa, Tibet, to discovering tales about a delicacy of new born mice in China, savouring fresh fish, duck curry and steamed coconut rice in old dining cars in Thailand to a trip of a lifetime on an escorted tour around North Korea, their journeys were filled with unforgettable experiences.
1989: China declared martial law in Lhasa, Tibet. Reports claimed Chinese troops fired on Tibetan monks and civilians demanding independence, killing hundreds.
1989: China declares martial law in Lhasa, Tibet. Reports claim Chinese troops fired on Tibetan monks and civilians demanding independence, killing hundreds.
The 57-year-old Wang Xiaomin has been carrying his wife on his back for a while now, having first done so in their past trip in the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. According to Pear Video via South China Morning Post last July 24, Wang's wife, whose name wasn't given, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease five years ago, an affliction that degenerates one's motor nerves and weakens the body's muscles.
The Sichuan Airlines flight 8633 was en route from Chongqing, China, to Lhasa, Tibet, on Monday morning when the cockpit window on the Airbus A319 jet flew off, the country's aviation regulator said.
In August, Chinese authorities announced that the border at Kerung-Rasuwa had opened for international visitors, meaning the classic route from Lhasa, Tibet, to Kathmandu, Nepal, is possible once again.
In 1940, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was enthroned at age 4 in Lhasa, Tibet.
Lama came to Cardiff seven years ago from Lhasa, Tibet, where he had joined a monastery when he was just 15 years old.
Well in The Adventure of Empty House, Sherlock does mention about his time in Lhasa, Tibet.