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LXA (Lhasa Gonggar Airport  拉薩貢嘎機場  ལྷ་ས་གོང་དཀར་རྫོང) | by tinybubble photos virna tendean
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LXA (Lhasa Gonggar Airport 拉薩貢嘎機場 ལྷ་ས་གོང་དཀར་རྫོང)

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Lhasa Gonggar Airport (IATA: LXA, ICAO: ZULS), in the Shannan Prefecture, with its capital of Tsedang, is in Gonggar County in Tibet, China, is close to the Gonggar Dzong and the Gonggar Choide Monastery. This airport is known as “the airway door to Tibet.”

 

The airport serves the city of Lhasa, which is about 62 kilometres (39 mi)[1] from the south-southwest of Lhasa, on the right (southern) bank of the Yarlung Zangbo River.

 

The airport (elevation 3,700 metres/ 12,100 ft) was built in 1965. It is a civilian airport, one of the highest airports in the world and has large terminal facilities and is close to the road to Tsetang, the capital of Shannan Prefecture.

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Taken on June 30, 2011