Lhasa is the heart and soul of Tibet.
  • The Potala, the Abode of the Dalai Lamas, and Jokhang, the Country's most holy site, are in Lhasa.
  • Lhasa is disappointing. One feels cheated of the expected mystique. It is not a pretty city, nor is it that interesting, other than the sites mentioned above.
  • Too high, too remote, too poor to be beautiful. It is very difficult to maintain life in Lhasa, and the city shows it.
  • The University, which we visited, is very very poor.
  • Chinese military convoys bring food, cloathing and supplies to the people.