The English translation of "Lhasa and Central Tibet" by G. Ts. Tsybikoff appeared in the "Annual report of the Smithsonian Institution" in 1903. The original report was published in "Izvestia" of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society. The report provides an account of the journey made by G. Tsybikoff to Tibet in 1900 and 1901. G. Ts. Tsybikoff, a Mongolian Buriat and a Buddhist lama, went on pilgrimage to Lhasa at the time when no foreigners were allowed in Tibet. Tsybikoff was educated at a Russian university and wrote his report for the Imperial Russian Geographical Society. The report is accompanied by 50 photographs. Some of the photographs were taken by Tsybikoff, while others by Ovshe (O. M.) Norzunoff, the Kalmyk who visited Tibet three times (in 1898, 1900 and 1901).