Jokhang Temple, also known as Zuglagkang, Qoikang Monastery(Buddha Hall in Tibetan), and Jokhang Monastery, is considered the spiritual heart of Lhasa city and the most sacred monastery in Tibet due to the status of Jowo Rinpoche. The Jokhang is 1,000 meters (3,300 ft) southeast of the Potala Palace, in the center of the old city of Lhasa. It is also the oldest temple in Lhasa, with a history of more than 1,300 years. It was an important symbol of the Tubo dynasty at that time, and it is still the center of many important political and religious activities in Tibet.
Tibetan people called the area of Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street(a walkway for pilgrims to walk around the temple) “Lhasa”, which means the place of the Gods in the Tibetan language. Thus you can see Jokhang Temple has a supreme position in Tibetan people's minds.