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Best Places to Visit in Lhasa of 2017

  • 01 Tibet Peaceful Liberation Monument

    Tibet Peaceful Liberation Monument
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    Standing tall in the southern part of the Potala square in Lhasa is the Tibet Peaceful Liberation Monument which celebrates the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet. The monument is 37-meter-high spire and was designed by Professor Qikang of the South-East University of China. It is shaped as Mount Quomolangma.

    Highlights: The Tibet Peaceful Liberation Monument has engraved names of the former general secretary and President Jiang Zemin. There is also an inscription referring to the “forces from Tibet in 1951 and also talks about the socio economic development. This monument is also stands as a tribute to freedom, joy, struggle, perseverance, rights for the Tibetian people.

    Location: The monument is located in front of the Potala Palace, where it is flanked by a pair of Popular Army soldiers.

    Price: The entry is free of cost.


  • 02 Tibet Museum

    Tibet Museum
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    With its amazing scenic beauty Tibet will never cease to enlighten you. There is another place which you should definitely visit while in Tibet, Tibet Museum. Learn about the musings of ancient China through a series of photographs, video and clear English-language display panels. This museum was inaugurated by Dalai Lama On April 30, 2000.

    Highlights: Tibet Museum mainly aims on spreading the knowledge of the Tibetian culture and history. The museum showcases 30,000 photographs, traveling exhibition. They also have a permanent exhibition that documents the Tibetan journey into exile across the Himalayan ranges. So guys, this museum should be on the top of your list on your next visit.

    Location: The Tibet Museum is located near the main temple of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tsuglag Khang, in the Dharamsala suburb of McLeod Ganj.

    Price: The approximate price to the museum is Rs 5.


  • 03 Drepung Monastery

    Drepung Monastery
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    Another monastery which is must visit for you in Tibet is the Drepung Monastery. It is one of the largest monasteries in the world, and housed 7,700 monks. The monastery mainly dedicated to study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of wisdom and compassion. They believe in the cultivation of both heart and intellect which will provide inner peace and kindness. This will also help the monks to nurture themselves in the community understanding, and global healing. The Ganden-Phodrang-Palace situated at Drepung Monastery was constructed by the 2nd Dalai Lama.

    Highlights: This monastery believes in providing their disciples with the perfect knowledge of inner peace and kindness. To study the texts of Jhe Tsong Kha Pa and his closest adept disciples and of Kunkhen and his son-like closest disciples as to wield as the key to open the treasure safe of the texts of the Indian Pundits .

    Location: Chengguan, Lhasa, Tibet, China

    Price: The entry is free of cost.


  • 04 Lhasa Great Mosque

    Lhasa Great Mosque
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    While you are visiting Tibet there is another site which is a must visit for you, Lhasa Great Mosque is another site which is lately becoming a hit among the people around the globe. Also, known as the Hebalin Mosque this mosque is a gathering hub for the Hui ethnic group in Tibet. This mosque was built in Tibetian traditional style with circular arch and steeple. The interior of the mosque is decorated with Islamic decorative style flowers and plants.

    Highlights: The Lhasa mosque has three entrances and courtyard with several main buildings, such as the prayer hall, water house, bath house, bunker building etc. The prayer hall has three main parts, including the inner hall, open hall and moon platform. Get amazed by the striking architecture and the exquisitely built interiors with blues as the basic colour.

    Location: Lhasa Great Mosque is located at Hebalin, Chengguan District of Lhasa.

    Price: The entry to this mosque is free of cost.


  • 05 Ganden Monastery

    Ganden Monastery
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    If you are looking for some peace and serenity then Ganden Monastery ion for is the perfect option for you. Ganden Monastery is the first and essential religious community of the Gelug Sect in Tibetan Buddhism. Its Tibetan name alludes to a great site in the Western Heaven of Buddhism. Sitting on the Wangbori Mountain which looks like a leaning back elephant toward the upper east of the Dagze County, the monastery confronting east charges a rise of 3,800 meters above ocean level.

    Highlights: The Ganden Monastery was inherent the mid fifteenth century. The Lamas residing here are administrated through the Xaze and Jamze Zhacangs. In the Qing Dynasty, the religious community had a portion of 3,300 individuals, while at its pinnacle, the cloister obliged 5,000 individuals.

    Location: The monastery is located at Dagze, Lhasa, Tibet, China

    Price: The entry is free of cost.


  • 06 Tsurphu Monastery

    Tsurphu Monastery
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    While in Tibet you will have a lot of options for exploring the monastery. In between them Tsurphu Monastery is a must visit place for you in Tibet. Tsurphu Monastery is an a gompa which serves as the customary seat of the Karmapa, the leader of the Karma Kagyu heredity of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery stands at an elevation of 14,100 ft above .It was built amidst the valley confronting south with high mountains encompassing the complex. This religious community is said to be produced using the hairs of 100,000 dakinis, the black hat, decorated with gold is currently kept at Rubtek Monastery in Sikkim, India.

    Highlights: The monastery has an extremely well known religious celebration once in consistently and that is constantly held around Saka Dawa (birthday of Lord Buddha) which falls in the fourth lunar month. This religious celebration as a rule goes on for four days. Cham (religious move) was performed by nearby friars in the monastery by wearing assortment of defender and divinities' veils with traditions.

    Location: It is located in Gurum in Doilungdêqên District, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, 70 kilometres from Lhasa.

    Price: The entry is free of cost.


  • 07 Ganden Samye trek

    Ganden Samye trek
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    Ganden to Samye Tibet trekking course is viewed as one of the best climbs on the planet. It is a satisfying and wonderful journey trip with much to offer, a diagram of Tibetan Buddhism and religious society, blue blessed lakes, high frigid passes and mountains, rich snow capped glades, sporadic herders' camp, peaceful Tibetan towns, time-respected consecrated locales, at long last coming full circle at the infertile, desert-like environment close to the Samye Monastery. On the off chance that you go to Tibet, we exceedingly prescribe you to attempt this trek, which will make your Tibet visit additionally intriguing. This is additionally an all around utilized journey course for Tibetans for it is helpful to join a visit to Ganden with a sensibly immediate yet hard stroll to Samye.



    Location
    : Tibet  

    Prices
    : Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000

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

    Altitude: 4180m

    Difficulty level
    : Moderate

    Highlights
    : • Ganden Monastery • Samye Monastery • Traditional Tibetan Villages • Interesting outside experience


  • 08 Samye Monastery

    Samye Monastery
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    Situated in the peaceful piedmont territory of the Shannan Region, the Samye Monastery is the principal sanctuary to be inherent Tibet and the main complete with the three Buddhist gems of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. With these one of a kind components, this breathtaking sanctuary has turned into a fascination for guests from close and far. The sanctuary was worked by the Trisong Detsen (ruled 742-798) of the Tubo Kingdom and was directed by the Buddhist expert Padmasambhava.

    The Detsen contributed a great deal to the venture. At the point when the sanctuary was finished, Detsen joined in the establishment service and after that appointed seven relatives of nobility to develop in the sanctuary. They turned into the main gathering of ministers to inhabit the sanctuary and later the alleged 'Seven Enlighten Disciples of Samye'.

     

     Location
    : Tibet

     Highlights
    : • Wuzi Hall • Pagoda of Sangye Temple


    Top Things To Do in Samye Monastery

  • 09 Barkhor Street

    Barkhor Street
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    Situated in the old range of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor Street is an extremely antiquated round road encompassing the Jokhang Temple and local people are constantly glad for it. As an image of Lhasa, it is additionally an unquestionable requirement see place for guests. It's said that in 647, the main Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo (617 - 650) manufactured the Jokhang Temple.

    Because of its brilliance, it immediately pulled in a great many Buddhist explorers. Additionally you can see a few explorers strolling or advancing body-lengths by body-lengths along the road. Indeed, even some of them are youngsters or have encountered a great many miles' stroll to achieve this hallowed spot. The way they express their devotion could make you comprehend the blessedness of religion.



    Location
    : Central Lhasa

    Best time to visit
    : Any time in year

    Highlights
    : • Buddhist worship • Watching pilgrims do prostrating obeisances • Shopping • The Circumambulation Road • Makye Ame • Canggu Monastery


  • 10 Attend Losar

    Attend Losar
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    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.


  • 11 Potala Palace

    Potala Palace
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    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


  • 12 Ramoche Temple

    Ramoche Temple
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    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.


  • 13 Nyenchen Thangla Traverse

    Nyenchen Thangla Traverse
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    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.


  • 14 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.


  • 15 Jokhang Temple

    Jokhang Temple
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    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.


  • 16 Yangbajing Hot Springs

    Yangbajing Hot Springs
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    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


  • 17 Norbulingka

    Norbulingka
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    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


  • Nearby Getaways from Lhasa
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  • 02 Paro

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    Paro, also called as Dzongka, is a town located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a town of historic importance with many sacred religious sites and historical buildings. Situated in the only carbon negative country in the world, there is no doubt that you are going to get a sheer experience of nature’s serenity at its best.

    A trip to Paro is one of the most unforgettable experiences you will ever have, because it is not like other tourist and sight-seeing destinations, which are jam-packed with crowd. Paro is a place where you will get to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and over-crowd and you will cherish every moment spent here, in the most tranquil atmosphere you will ever experience.

    Located in the backdrop of a range of mountains and nestling in the lap of one of the best landscape views in the world, Paro is indeed an epitome of heaven on earth. Paro has to offer a lot to different types of travelers. Right from calm atmosphere, fresh weather, adventure trekking routes, water sports, religious sites, rich culture, traditions and vibrant festivals, there is a lot in Paro for every type of vacation seeker.


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  • 05 Alipurduar