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Experience the Shoton Festival with Songtsam Travel


Built on a hillside, Linka Retreat Lhasa 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 Linka Retreat Lhasa,  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.


View of the Shoton Festival, the most significant festival held once a year in the Tibetan area

Songtsam Linka Retreat Lhasa is the perfect luxurious place to stay when attending the Shoton Festival – the most significant festival held once a year in the Tibetan area to mark the end of the monks’ Yarné, their hundred days summer retreat.  Meaning “Yogurt Banquet” in Tibetan, the celebrations begin on August 4th this year on the Tibetan calendar and lasts for four to five days. Come explore the charisma of the Tibetan culture and daily life by watching traditional Tibetan operas, viewing Buddhist paintings, and tasting traditional Tibetan cuisine. This is the perfect season to visit Tibet, so plan your travels with Songtsam today !

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