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Top 10 Lhasa Attractions - Things to Do in Lhasa

17 August 2017 Last updated at 09:36

The city of Lhasa is noted for its beautiful landscapes, centuries-old history, unique culture and local customs, as well as its religious flavor and many places of historical interest. Besides the famous Polata Palace, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, and Norbulingka, there is also the miraculous and beautiful Namtso Lake as well as the romantic and cozy Yangbajing Hot Spring, to name but a few.

Lhasa Top 10 Attractions

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Potala Palace - Palace of the Holiness Dalais

Type: Architecture, Religion

Altitude: 3,700 meters

Best time to visit: April to October

Potala Palace is incredible, breathtaking, fascinating, historical and ...
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Only the given words cannot form the real Potala Palace. It's not only the center of Lhasa, the house of treasure, or the winter palace of Dalai Lama, but also the start of your Tibet Travel, an essential part of your life journey.

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Namtso Lake - Paradise for Pilgrims and Photographers

Type: Hiking & Photograph

Altitude: 4,718 meters

Best time to visit: June to September

With fascinating landscape, Namtso Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in China as well as one of the best destinations to take nice pictures.
It’s quite common for tourists who are awestruck at the Namtso at the first sight. Visiting Namtso Lake, purify your soul as a part of the holy world.

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Jokhang Temple Lhasa

Type: Religious Sites, Historical Sites

Altitude: 3,650 meters

Best time to visit: April to October

Never miss the Jokhang Temple for a real discovery tour in the mysterious and sacred land.
As the house of the Buddha, Jokhang is the holiest destination for all Tibetan pilgrims; as the spiritual center of Lhasa , Jokhang Temple is the perfect place for you to experience the devotion of Tibetans.
It is a real gateway to get close to the religious part of Tibet.

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Ganden Monastery - The Holy Monastery of Gelugpa

Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings

Altitude: 3800 meters

Best time to visit: April to October

Gandan Monastery, commonly called Ganden Monastery is known as one of the 'Three Great Temples', together with the Sera Monastery and the Drepung Monastery .It has been honored as the "holy monastery" of Gelugpa which is a important sect of Tibet Buddhism.

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Barkhor Street - Tibet Shopping Street

Type: Religious Sites, Historical Sites

Altitude: 3,650 meters

Best time to visit: April to October

Whether you are there to take part in the religious rite, to do a bit of souvenir shopping, to eat Tibetan or Chinese Muslim food or just for simple site-seeing, the Barkhor Street area is one of the most fascinating and colorful places in all of Tibet.

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Norbulingka - The Summer Palace of Dalai Lama

Type: Architecture & Culture

Altitude: 3,650 meters

Best time to visit: April to October

Norbulingka, which used to be the summer palace of Dalai Lama, now is waiting for you.
It is a marvelous combination of the traditional Tibetan architecture and nature scenes. Spending a pleasure afternoon here, to relax yourself in the pure land.

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Drepung Monastery - Once the Largest Monastery

Type: Architecture & Culture

Altitude: 3,800 meters

Best time to visit: April to October

Drepung Monastery, one of the six great Gelukpa monasteries of Tibet, was once the largest monastery in the world with totally 10,000 monks there.
Taking an exploratory tour to the most popular monastery to discover the charm of devoted belief.

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Sera Monastery - Noted for Tibetan Buddhism Debating

Type: Architecture & Culture

Altitude: 3,700 meters

Best time to visit: April to October

Sera Monastery, one of the “Three Great Monasteries” in Lhasa, is an important that played and is playing very important role in development of Tibet Buddhism. The featured Buddhism Debating is held here.

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Nyemo Tunba – Birthplace of Tibetan Incense

Type: Tibetan Village, Cultural Site

Altitude: 3,809 meters

Best time to visit: April to October

Featuring the origin of Tibetan Incense, Nyemo Tunba, a small village siting aside of 318 National highway, offers you a typical experience to discover the handcrafted procedure of fragrance incense making.

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Reting Monastery - Seat of Reting Rinpoche

Type: Religious Temple, Historical Site

Altitude: 4,150 meters

Best time to visit: April to October

Reting Monastery is a historically important Buddhist monastery with a history of over 900 years. It has a ruined dzong which is overlooked by a mountain of near-perfect conical proportions. During special festivals, kinds of activities are taken place in Reting Monastery lively.

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