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What to see in Lhasa ? It is well known that Lhasa lies on a snow plateau of the World-renowned Tibet . The effect of which means a glorious sun set against a dark blue sky, floating white clouds and desolate mountains has earned Lhasa the nickname 'the City of Sunlight'. Lhasa is a unique and spiritual city. After a thousand years of vicissitudes, it has managed to retain its ancient palace, thick with religious history, its ancient temples, relics and streets whilst simultaneously keeping pace with modern society. Visitors have every reason to pay a visit when they come to Tibet. On this page, we list some popular atrractions in Lhasa so that you can know more information before your planing trip to Tibet.

Top Attractions in Lhasa

While traveling in Lhasa, you can not miss the six must-see places there including Patala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street ,Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery.May you have a nice vocation in Lhasa.

Potala Palace

No.1 Potala Palace

Potala Palaceis now on the list of Chinese national key protected cultural relics, as well as the most valuable depot in Tibet. The palace is widely known for the countless precious sculptures, murals, scriptures, Buddha figures, murals, antiques, and rel


 Johkang Monastery

No.2 Johkang Monastery

Johkang Monastery is situated in the center of old Lhasa city, and it is a prime seat of the Gelugpa (Yellow) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was first built in 647. In 643, the 18 year old Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) reached Lhasa. She b


Bakhor Street

No.3 Bakhor Street

Bakhor Street is an old district with colorful Tibetan features. Tibetan houses line the street, and the ground is paved with man-made flagstones, preserving the ancient look.Bakhor Street, also named as Baghor Street, is the oldest street in Lhasa City.


Ganden Monastery

No.4 Ganden Monastery

Ganden Monastery was founded near Lhasa in Tibet by Tsongkhapa in 1409 as the first and main Gelug monastery. Prophesied by the historic Buddha approximately about 2,000 years before his birth, Tsongkhapa, (1357-1419) prophesied by the historic Buddha app


Sera Monastery

No.5 Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery was founded in 1419 by Sakya Yeshe, a disciple of Tsong Khapa. Sera Monastery is one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. The other two are Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery. 'Sera' means 'Enclosure o


Drepung Monastery

No.6 Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery, located at the foot of Mt. Gephel, is one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. The other two are Ganden and Sera. Drepung is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries, and indeed at its peak was the largest monastery


More Attractions in Lhasa

In addition to the above-mentioned attractions, there are other sights worth visiting such as Ramoche Monastery (Xiao Zhao Si), Tibet Museum, Mentsekhang (the Tibetan Traditional Hospital), Lhasa Carpet Factory, Chakpori Hill (Yao Wang Shan) and the biggest man-made garden in Tibet, Norbulingka (the Summer Palace), listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2001 as an extension of Potala Palace. Additionally, you can go to Yangpachen, which is about 90 kilometers far from Lhasa City. It gains its fame from the abundant geothermic heat which provides people with much to explore.All these sights will offer you further insights into the fascinating history, culture and life of the Tibetan people.

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