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Best Sightseeing Tours in Lhasa

Tibet is positioned on the Tibetan Plateau and is fondly called the “roof of the world” for lodging gigantic peaks; it also shares Mount Everest with Nepal. Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, which lies on the Lhasa River's north bank in a valley of the Himalayas.that boasts of the manmade wonder called the Potala Palace. The palace earlier used to serve as the winter home of Dalai Lama and the seat of the Tibetan Government and is visited by many tourists throughout the year. The 13 storey high palace houses many rooms, stupas, chapels and prayer halls, offering the best sightseeing tours in Lhasa. The biggest attraction in Lhasa among tourists is the Jokhang Temple which was built by Songtsen Gampo and is one of the holiest sites in Tibet. Tourists flock to see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve.

 

The Barkhor Street in Lhasa is also frequented by a number of tourists, the street strikes an imposing picture of the houses adorning traditional Tibetan style architecture. Barkhor Street also opens up to the old market where one can still find the old world charm in every nook and corner of the place. When in Lhasa, one can visit two of the ‘great three’ Gelug monasteries in Tibet, namely Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. Lhasa tour usually concludes with a visit to the biggest monastery kitchen, inside the monastery, tourists also enjoy the Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung. Among other sightseeing tours in Lhasa, tourists can make a visit to the Tibetan religious scripture printing house inside the monastery to see three sand Mandalas and a colourful Rock Painting of Buddha.

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Attractions

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Norbulingka

Lying at the western rural areas of Lhasa, Norbulingka is 2 km toward the east of the Potala Palace. In 1988, the State Council approved it to end up a national vital social relic security unit. On Dec. 14, 2001, the UNESCO included Norbulingka into the expansion subjects of the Potala Palace which is enrolled as a World Cultural Heritage site. In 2001, the State Tourism Administration evaluated Norbulingka as 4A on the national tourism locale level.

Norbulingka signifies "Treasure Garden" in the Tibetan dialect. It was first implicit the mid-eighteenth century and expected today's scale through numerous extensions. Norbulingka has 3 sections: the patio before the royal residence, the castle and woodland. With more than 400 arrangements of rooms, the greenhouse takes up 3.6 square kilometers, among which 3.4 square km are green knolls or woods.



Location
: Lhasa

Highlights
: • Temple • Losel Doll Museum • Shop • Hummingbird Café
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Yangbajing Hot Springs

Yangbajain is a town 87 kilometers northwest of Lhasa City. It is a rich green valley encompassed by the Nomads with yaks and sheep along the slope. The town is well known for its Yangbajain Hot Springs which are geothermic and have been created and used to deliver a large portion of the power for Lhasa and ranges adjacent. The field of Yangbajing Hot Springs field has a height of around 4500 meters which makes it the most noteworthy elevation of its kind in China.

The water temperature is around 30 to 84 degrees centigrade. The Yangbajing Geothermol Power Station is situated on the edge of the Yangbajing Hot Springs field. As the principal geothermal force station it has a territory of around 30 square kilometers.



Location
: Lhasa

Highlights
: • 87 Km’s long • Surrounded by green valley • Water temperature varies from 30 to 84 degrees centigrade
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Jokhang Temple

Jokhang signifies 'Place of Buddha'. Situated in the focal point of old Lhasa city, Jokhang Monastery is the prime seat of the Gelugpa (Yellow) Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It was initially implicit 647 AD. Jokhang Temple is the profound focal point of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pioneers. Through ni It is said the site was picked actually by the wife of King Songtsan Gampo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng.
The princess saw Wutang, a lake in Lhasa, to be a "fiend's heart", a wellspring of abhorrence, and had it filled in and the sanctuary based on the site to balance insidious strengths.



Location
: Central Lhasa, 2 km (1.5 miles) east of the Potala Palace, in the middle of the Barkhor Street circuit.

Best time to visit
: Anytime in the year

Highlights
: • Life-Sized Sitting Buddha Statue • Tibetan New Year Celebration • Barkhor Street • Lhasa Mosque • Ramoche Temple • The Potala Palace.
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Meru Monastry

Another attraction in Tibet which is a must see for you is the Meru Nyingpa Monastry. Meru Nyingpa is an unassuming monastery settled profound inside the complex back streets and whitewashed dividers of the old Barkor neighborhood. Its history comes to back to the establishing of the Jokhang, to the starting point of Budhhism in Tibet. The Jokhang, housed inside the bigger complex of the Tsuklakkhang, is a notable structure and the focal church of the Tibetan Buddhist world.

Highlights: The religious community is swarmed with Tibetans thumbing prayer beads or chanting prayer. Another fascinating element of the religious community is one of a kind devout complex situated inside the focal point of Lhasa. The structure of Meru Nyingpa contains the components that portray the quintessential Tibetan Buddhist religious community.

Location: Meru Nyingpa Monastery is located in the Barkor area at the heart of the old city of Lhasa.

Price: The entry to this monastery is free of cost.
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Nyenchen Thangla Traverse

This trek is going through canyons, forested slants, snow capped glades and the fields of the Changtang. The trek starts on the principle street to the Namtso lake, 5km past the Damxung-Lhasa Hwy turn-off. The trail cuts over the relentless Nyenchen Tanglha range and heads straightforwardly for Tashi Do, the praised headland on the southeast shore of Namtso.

 

Location
: Tibet

Best time to visit
: April to June and September to December

Altitude
: 5,300 m

Difficulty level
: Average

Highlights
: • Go down into the entrails of the Potala Palace, the great yet spiritless bastion of the Dalai Lamas. • Join the rearranging, mumbling pioneers around the places of worship of the Jokhang Temple, the otherworldly heart of Tibet. • Take after friars, beggars and kindred travelers around the Barkhor Street, Lhasa's entrancing medieval explorer circuit. • Take in a supplication to God meeting or some friar debating at Sera and Drepung Monastery, two of the biggest and most in place of Tibet's incredible religious communities.
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Ramoche Temple

Lately we can see that Tibet is becoming a hit among the tourist destination in the world. This time while you are visiting there you should definitely visit the Ramoche Temple. With peaceful vicinity and amazing views this Buddhist monastery is another most important temple in Lhasa after Jokhang Temple. Also, considered as a sister temple to Jokhang temple, this temple was believed to be originally built to house the much revered Jowo Rinpoche statue.

Highlights: Another interesting thing about the monastery is the life sized stature of 8-year-old Sakyamuni. This figure is regarded as a great saint in Ramoche Monastery which was carried to Tibet by the Nepalese Chizun Princess. One can see the ten pillars holding some of the relics such as the encased lotus flowers, coiling cloud, jewelry, and particular Tibetan Characters.

Location: Situated in the northwest of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, it is east of the Potala and north of the Jokhang.

Price: The entry is free of cost.
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Potala Palace

This astonishing castle has the pleasure of being the most astounding antiquated royal residence on the planet, with its most noteworthy point achieving 3,750 meters (12,300 feet) above ocean level, towering 100 meters (300 feet) over the city of Lhasa. The Potala Palace has remained for quite a long time as a demonstration of the Tibetan individuals and their convictions. A huge number of travelers from around the globe come each year to pay reverence to this great home and the image it remains for.

 

Location
: central Lhasa, 2 km north of the Lhasa river, 5 km south of Sera Monastery, 3 km east of Norbulingka, and 2 km west of Jokhang Temple

Best time to visit
: Any time in year

Highlights
: • The Red Palace • The White Palace • Inside the Potala Palace • The Golden Roof Group
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Attend Losar

Tibetan New year, otherwise called Losar, is the most imperative celebration in the Tibetan timetable. Tibetan New Year is said to most recent 15 days, however the initial 3 days are generally essential. It is mostly celebrated over a time of 3 days in late The Tibetan date-book comprises of 12 (or 13) lunar months, and Losar starts on the principal day of the Tibetan year. The Tibetan date-book is lunisolar and verging on indistinguishable to the Chinese schedule.



Losar is commended by Tibetan individuals. It is set apart with antiquated functions that speaks to the battle in the middle of good and insidiousness. There is droning and going of flame lights through the group. A specific measure of levity is given by occasions, for example, the move of the deer and the diverting fights between the King and his different pastors. Losar Festival is described particularly by moving, music, and a general soul of fun.

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