What’s happening in Asian art

Visit Lhasa with Songtsam

March 29, 2022

Built on a hillside, Lhasa Linka offers spectacular views of the nearby Potala Palace.

Lhasa means "Blessed Land" in the Tibetan language, and with its vast terrain, abundant water, and fertile valley soil on both sides of the Quji River, it is well suited for farming. When you open your eyes in the morning at Songtsam Lhasa Linka Hotel, you will be greeted by the awe inspiring view of the sacred Potala Palace. Also nearby, located in the old city, is the 1,300-year-old Jokhang Temple, revered by Tibetans and named as a UNESCO world heritage site. The four-storey “House of Buddha” temple is the most popular pilgrimage destination in Tibet.

From the hotel’s slaked lime coloured walls to the indigo carved windows and fish-fin shaped facade, all of these architectural details pay great respect to traditional artisans, Tibetan culture, and ancient wisdom. The interior design of the hotel is inspired and derived from the lifestyle of Lhasa natives; stylistically decorated with exquisite Thangka paintings and wall tapestries to recreate an environment typical of noble families from centuries ago. All 45 rooms exhibit a unique combination of modern and traditional Tibetan aesthetics that are elegantly decorated with wooden floors, Tibetan carpets, and handcrafted copperware.

Read more, click here