Lhasa Telecommunications Bureau provides network services.
Barkor Cafe (in the Jokhang Monastery Square, Barker Street) also provides network services at the charge of seven yuan for 10 minutes and 40 yuan for an hour.
Some neighborhoods and hotels have network services that tourists can get in for.
The circulated currency in Lhasa is Renminbi. Foreign currencies can be exchanged only in Lhasa, Xigaze and Zham. All the offices of the Bank of China in Lhasa provide such services. But only the General Office of the Bank of China accepts the traveler's cheques and Cash Advance.
Lhasa Holiday Inn and Tibet Hotel offer foreign currency exchange services too. You can exchange your money into Renminbi according to the exchange rate of that day with your valid passport.
Visiting other places except Lhasa, Xigaze and Zham, you'd better have enough Renminbi with you. But you can have some US dollars with you too.
Useful Telephone Numbers
The landscape in Lhasa is beautiful in summer and unique in winter. The snow clapped mountains, concentrated festivals and a warmer climate than other northern areas will impress you with different scenes. Those suffered from high blood pressure, respiratory infection and intestinal disorders should follow the doctor's suggestion. It is better to bring warmer and loose clothes, sunglasses and skin lotion because the ultraviolet ray on the highland is strong. In addition, you should respect the religious belief and living habits of the local people.
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