Things to Do in Tibet - Top Tibet Tourist Attractions

17 June 2024 Last updated at 17:53

People living in cities and metropolises always have a feeling of incompletion deep inside themselves. Some say they realize what they lost and find themselves again after traveling in Tibet.

Maybe you, like others, also want to find yourself back or you just want to get rid of the hustle and bustle of busy life and release the tension of work-related stress. No matter what, Tibet is the spirit world that you are looking for.

Just let you yourself experience the heartbreaking natural beauty of Tibet, the mysterious and holy religion, and the piety and kindness of smiling Tibetans. Tibet is waiting there for you to explore its snowy mountains, turquoise lakes, wide open grasslands, devoted pilgrims, colorful Tibetan art, ancient architectural wonders ...

Most Popular Tibet Attractions

- Top 10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions You Must Visit in Tibet
- Three Holiest Lakes in Tibet
- Top 10 Most Important Monasteries in Tibet
- Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes in Tibet

Tibet Attractions by Catagories

Tibet offers hundreds of attractions. It is impossible to visit all of them, and you don’t have to neither. According to travelers’ interests, we have listed out the list of best attractions in Tibet, and classified them into categories.

Tibet Monasteries

Buddhism is the essence of Tibetan culture. And monasteries are the best place to experience Buddhism. You can see devout and knowledgeable lamas in every monastery you visit. Besides, Tibet monasteries are also featured in spectacular architectural styles which you can only see in Tibet. There is a monastery, even a small town.

Lhasa and surrounding regions have gathered many important monasteries in Tibet, including Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Ganden Monastery and Drak Yerpa.

Shigatse area is also an important Buddhist center where you can see some outstanding monasteries, such as the largest monastery in Tibet – Tashilumpo Monastery, historical Palkor Monastery in Gyantse and Sakya Monastery in Lhatse, and the highest monastery in the world - Rongbuk Monastery on Mount Everest.

Tibet Lakes

Tibet has the best landscape of lakes in China. There are more than 1500 lakes in Tibet, most of which are situated on high plateaus above 4000 meters. The total area of the lakes reaches 24,000 square kilometers, approximately one third of the total area of all lakes in China. The Tibet lakes are usually very clean and tranquil because they get water supply from the melting snow water on the snow mountains. The touchable blue sky above the lake, pure snow mountain surrounding the lakes, animals wandering on the lakeshores make the Tibet lakes very beautiful.

Among all these Tibet Lakes, Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake and Manasarovar Lake are three most famous lakes which together are reputed as “Three Holiest Lakes in Tibet”.

Snow Mountains

Tibet plateau is a land of mountains. There are four world class mountain ranges located in or through Tibet - Himalaya, Gangdis, Kunlun Mountains and Karakoram, which havecreated 79 dominating peaks in Tibet, all of which are higher than 6,000 meters. Every mountain has a beautiful legend or story. For Tibetan people, these mountains are the holy places where the Gods live in. So they built monasteries on the mountain, and settled down at the foot of the mountain to get protection and good blessings from the Gods.

Among all Tibet mountains, Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is the most famous one as well as the most popular mountain. It is located on the border between Nepal and China. In the remote Ngari area, there is the holiest mountain in Asia – Mount Kailash. Nnamjagbarwa Peak in Nyingchi is believed to be the most beautiful snow mountains in China.

Tibetan Palace

In ancient times, there used to be many kingdoms civilized on the holy land of Tibet. Where there is a kingdom, there is a palace. Most of the palaces had disappeared in history. But fortunately, the greatest ones have survived. You can still see the greatest art works created by the brilliant Tibetan artisans, also have a chance to explore the real place where the ancient kings and the Dalai Lamas worked and lived.

The most famous palace in Tibet definitely is the symbol of Tibet - Potala Palace. It is located in central Lhasa city. Another famous place is the Yumbulagang Palace, which is the first Palace of Tibet.

Tibet Attractions by Region

Never worry about finding no places to go in Tibet. Wherever you go, you are welcomed by spectacular surprise. Generally, most of attractions are located in 6 regions. Lhasa is the center where you can start your trip to other regions, such as Shigatse, Nyingchi, Shannan, Everest, Ngari and Kathmandu...


Known as the birthplace of Tibetan civilization.

Shigatse & Gyantse

Important area of Tibet Buddhism & Crucial pass to Nepal


Pure virgin land -"Top of Roof of the World".


Renowned as the East Switzerland which is featured in natural beauty.


The highest peak of the world

Recommended Tour Packages

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