While Tibet’s capital Lhasa may have a long, storied history, rich culture, and some of the world’s most impressive monasteries and palaces, it’s also slowly modernizing. A new train line has led to a mass influx of tourists, and the tourist dollars this has brought with it have fueled a slew of new hotels – some uber luxury – to pop up throughout the city. It’s no Hong Kong, but the ancient city now boasts far more luxury facilities than ever before, while still maintaining an authenticity to its culture that may not last as long as we’d like it to.

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