Over 360,000 visit Lhasa during May Day holiday

By: Palden Nyima, Daqiong,
Updated: May 08, 2019

A group of overseas tourists waits to visit Jokhang Temple in Lhasa on April 27. [Photo by Palden Nyima/]


Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, received more than 360,000 tourists over the May Day holiday, an increase of 32 percent year-on-year, according to the city's tourism development bureau.


During the May Day holiday, which started on May 1 to and finished on May 4 this year, the city's travel revenue hit 353 million ($52million) yuan, up 64.1 percent year-on-year, according to the bureau.


As the regional capital city, Lhasa is a world tourism attraction, and it holds many cultural heritage sites, such as the Potala Palace, one of only three UNESCO World Heritage sites in the region.


A group of tourists has lunch in a local restaurant in Lhasa on May 6. [Photo by Palden Nyima/]