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Lhasa

Top Attractions

Lhasa

Potala Palace:

One of the highlights of the city of Lhasa, the Potala Palace needs to be on every tourist’s must-visit list. The palace holds an important spot in the hearts of the people of Tibet. Foreign visitors need to show proof of ID before they can gain admittance into the palace. The entry ticket must be bought in advance.

 

Nietang Buddha:

The Nietang Buddha happens to be a huge carved statue of Lord Buddha. The Buddha, situated en route to the city of Lhasa, is a major draw for tourists prior to entering the main region.

 

Ganden Monastery:

Situated on the western side of the city of Lhasa, the Ganden Monastery is a major tourist attraction. Tourists can avail buses to reach the monastery.

 

Sera Monastery:

The Sera Monastery is located in the northern part of the region. The most important attraction of the monastery is the lamas engaged in discourse regarding the doctrine of Buddhism. Debates are held on a daily basis on weekdays. Buses convey tourists to the Sera Monastery. Taxis and bikes are available.

 

Drepung Monastery:

The largest of the three major monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is located in the western corner of the city. The ceremony for unveiling the enormous tangka of the Lord Buddha takes place in the site on the first day of the annual Shoton Festival. The structure of this monastery is an architectutral marvel. Visitors can avail taxi cabs to reach the Drepung Monastery.

 

Norbulingka:

Norbulingka, the summer palace of Dalai Lama, which has more than 370 roooms was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 2001. The site is houses largest man-made garden in Tibet with over i00 rare species of flora. The palace also treasures some rare collection of mural paintings, murals, religious scriptures and artifacts. The garden holds several theatre and dancing festivals, the most famous being the Tibetan Opera Festival.

Timing: Every day: 09:00-17:30 (Lunch breaks applicable)

 

Jokhang Temple:

The Jokhang Temple is an important tourist attraction in the city of Tibet. The spot acts as the center of Lhasa and remains enclosed by Barkhor Street where many of the locals gather to sing and chant. The site is the spiritual hub of the sacred land. The Jokhang Temple remains decorated in a rich manner with elements derived from Tibetan culture. Visitors are able to experience the real flavour of Tibet in the area.

 

Tibet Museum:

Located on Minzulu Road, the Tibet Museum is rather extensive with artifacts showcasing the rich history of the area of Tibet. Tourists can enjoy a free audio tour near the entrance.

 

Barkhor Street:

This famous bazaar near Jokhang Temple in Lhasa bustles with shoppers and pilgrims. It is the right place to buy souvenirs.  Shops here sell a variety of local products like prayer flags, Tibetan paintings, bowls, bells, Buddha statues, textiles, accessories, carpets, incense etc.

 

Lake Manasarova:

Lake Manasarova, located at an altitude of 14950 ft is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. It is also beheld as a holy lake in Tibet.

 

Mount Kailash:

Mount Kailash is known as a sacred mountain by five –religions and is religiously symbolic. Hindus believe it as the abode of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims visit the place with a belief that walking around Mount Kailash ( 52 kms ) on barefoot will bring in good fortune.