Tibet's First Underground Parking Lot

The road to Lhasa. Photo by y It’s Tony from Flickr.

Chinese state media recently reported that Lhasa, the once quaint capital of Tibet, nestled in the in a valley high in the Himalayan mountains, has opened its first underground parking lot as a response to a boom in car ownership. The International Herald Tribune, covering the story, explains that Lhasa 400,000 residents now have 70,000 cars, “a per capita car ownership rate close to Beijing’s.”

Right Menu Icon