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Over 360,000 visit Lhasa during May Day holiday

By: Palden Nyima, Daqiong, chinadaily.com.cn
Updated: May 08, 2019

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

 

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/chinadaily.com.cn]