Located in the central part of the Tibetan plateau, north of the Himalayas, the mid-stream valley plain of the Lhasa river, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, scientific and educational center of Tibet. At the altitude of 3658 meters, Lhasa is the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism, also famed as ‘the Sunshine City’ for its annual sunshine time. It is famous for its beautiful scenery, long history, unique folk customs and situations, and strong religious color.