Lhasa Prefecture is the prefecture where the capital of resides. You don't need a travel permit to visit anyplace in the prefecture. The ancient Tibetan king, Songten Gamp, transferred the capital from the Yarlung valley to Lhasa, which was known as Ra-sa or 'Place of the Goat', in the 7th century.

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is the capital of the autonomous region in .


is a small village in , of some 100 villagers and 30 farming and herding families.


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