Lhasa is the capitol of Tibet. It is a city of about 150,000 people, now mostly Chinese.
Tibet is a Chinese autonomous region, giving a degree of independence from the Central Government. That degree, however, is tightly controlled by Beijing.
The Altitude of Lhasa is about 13,500 feet, making it the highest city in the world. For visitors, this is very difficult.
Slow Motion is the way everything has to be done by the newly arrived.