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What are the most popular attractions in Tibet?

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popular attractions in Tibet

A visit to Tibet a trip of a lifetime! No other destination provides so many unforgettable memories, such a deeply moving experience. The Unique plateau snowy scenery, mysterious religion, the honest Tibetan people, made it a holy place in people's mind.

Here, we list the top 10 must see attractions in Tibet, so that you take it for reference and budget your Tibet tour!

1. Potala Palace

Potala palace is the highest place in the world, standing in the Middle Beijing road on the Red Hill of Lhasa. It is one of the most famous architectural works in the world. The Potala Palace is a treasure house of Tibetan history, religion, culture, and art.

The palace, well worth visiting for its artistic value, historic purposes, and cultural awareness, has been regarded as the No. 1 must-see attraction in Tibet.

2. Jokhang Temple

When you visit to Tibet you can't miss Jokhang Temple, it is the spiritual center of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan pilgrims. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distance to worship.

Jokhang Temple situated at the heart of the old town of Lhasa, Built in the 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsan Gambo, the Tang Princess Wencheng and Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti, the Jokhang Temple demonstrates a combination of the architectural style of Han, Tibetan, India and Nepa, as well as a mandala world outlook of Buddhism.

3. Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street is the necessary place for domestic and foreign tourists in Tibet. Here you will l learn more about Tibetan culture, economy, religion, and arts…
Surrounding the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street served as a trading and religious center. Many commodities in the Bakhor Street are displayed with the characteristics of Tibet including local folk art crafts, Tibetan-style daily goods, prayer wheels, etc. as well as knivers, tanka, relious musical instruments, gold and silver ware, masks and much more.

4. Norbulingka 

Know as the "summer palace" of the Dalai Lama, Norbulingka Park is the biggest man-made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region having an area of about 360.000 square meters with 374 rooms.

Norbulingka Palace was built in the 1740s by Qing magistrate. Later it was used as the summer palace for Dalai Lamas, where they solved the political problems and held festive celebrations. It has now been turned into a park open to the public.

5. Samye Monastery

Samye Monastery was built during the Reigns of the Trisong Detsen in the 8th Century, recording as the first monastery in Tibet featuring Buddhist, laws and monks, where the famous debate of doctrines between ancient Idian Buddhism and inland Buddhism happened.

With a history of more than 1,000 years, Samye Monastery was the largest Monastery in Tubo Period. There are so many valued inheritances about history, religion, building and mural in different periods of Tibet.

6. Tashilunpo Monastery

The Residence of the Panchen Lamas, Tashilumpo Monastery is the lagest monastery in Shigatse. First built in 1447, it is a constellation of red and white buildings located on a hill in the center of the city.

The highlight of the monastery is the statue of Maitreya Buddha made of copper with 22.4 meters high, which looks graceful and dignified in appearance. It is considered to be the highest statue in the world.

7. Mt. Everest

The 8,848 metres (29,028 feet) high peak located at the border between China and Nepal, is the gateway for climbers to the North Col climbing route of the world’s highest mountian. The Tibetan name is Mount Quomolangma, meaning Goddness Third in Tibet.

Mt. Everest has been a holy climbing attraction for world’s mountaineers, whiles tourists trek to the front of the peak to enjoy it's beauty.At the foot of the peak is located the world’s highest temple, Rongbuk Monastery.

8. Yamdrok Tso Lake

The Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest lakes in Tibet. The holy lake lies to the south of Yarlong Tsangpo River in Shannan Region of Tebit sourranded by many snow-capped mountains and fed by numerous small streams. The lake does have an outlet stream at its far western end.

9. Namtso Lake

Namtso Lake is also one of the 3 holy lakes in Tibet, playing an important role among Tibetans. Every sheep year in Tibetan calendar, the Trekking Namtso Festival is held and numerous pilgrims from far away visit the lake to pay homage.

Trekking Namtso Lake has been a traditional activity for a long time. Every sheep year in Tibetan calendar devoted Buddhist follower flow here to pay homage to the Buddha by trekking Namtso Lake. They throw ceremonial scarves in the lake in the hope of good health, good harvest and good luck.

10. Mt. Kailash

Mt. Kailash(22028 feet) is a one of the famous Sacred Mountain. Kailash means "Treasure or Saint of Snow Mountain" in Tibetan. The name originated from the year-round snow on its peak and its religious connections.

Every year thousands of pilgrims of different faiths visit the Mt. Kailah. Walking around the mountain is a popular ceremony despite the length and difficult terrain. One cirlce around the mountain can amend for all the sins committed throughtout one’s lide time. And completing ten circles around the mountain will prevent eternal damnation of hell tribulation in one’s reincarnations of 500 years. One hundred cirlces makes a person one with Buddha.

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