Tibet is considered to be the south-west gateway of China, this picturesque and holy land catches many tourists' hearts worldwide through its snow clad mountain peaks, crystal blue skies, grand plateaus, rare animals, colorful prayer flags, beautiful lakes and sacred monasteries. Being the ideal treat to the nature lovers, this place has the essence of serenity, purity and uniqueness to gift people to cherish for a lifetime. Tibet traces back itself thousands of years back governed by kingdoms and folklore. This page will focuses on the must-see, must-do and some unusual activities in Tibet.
The worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. Known as the Pearl on the Roof of the World, this palace has a history of over 1,300 years. The whole visit can take up to 4 hours or more, including time to climb the stairs outside the palace itself.
The most sacred shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distances to worship. Jokhang Temple is regarded as the most outstanding example of Tibetan Buddhist buildings from the Tubo Period through several reconstructions during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.
The Barkor is a popular devotional circumambulation for pilgrims and locals. It is a place full of religious atmosphere and a world of exotic articles. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.
Built in the 18th century during the time of the 7th Dalai Lama, Norbulingka is situated in the western part of Lhasa City and served as the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. Norbulingka means 'treasure garden' or 'jeweled park' in Tibetan and is a large and beautiful complex.
One of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet.The “Buddhism Scriptures Debating” in Sera is very famous. The "Monk's Debates" attract many visitors. These are integral to the tradition of scholarship, learning and philosophy that developed here in the study of Buddhism, and the young monks' debates are famous particularly for the ritual gestures, behaviors and performance that accompany the debates according to strict rules.
Also called the Heap of Glory, the seat of the Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas.;Tashilunpo was less damaged during the Cultural Revolution in China and subsequent upheavals than some other places, and now boasts some wonderful statues, murals, thangkas, and other fascinating examples of Buddhist religious art.
Pelkor Chode Monastery
It is the main monastery in Gyantse, and an important centre of the Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism.It is most notable for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors.
One of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet which is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams but does have an outlet stream at its far western end.The literal translation is "Jasper lake on high pasture", and this lake enjoys a reputation as one of the most beautiful in the world.
Namtso Lake was selected as one of the five most beautiful lakes in China by Chinese National Geography magazine. In clear weather the water is a miraculous shade of turquoise and there are magnificent views of the nearby mountains.
Mt. Everest Base Camp
The highest mountain in the world at 8844.43 meter (29017.16 ft), Mt. Everest has been a dream for many adventurers. Due to the demands of the terrain only specialist trekking groups or people with a professional guide are allowed. Mt. Everest Base Camps are designed for visitors who wish to see the breathtaking views of this iconic mountain.
Mount Kailash, located in far west corner of Tibet is the most sacred peak of Asia. The beauty of the 6700-meter high Mount Kailash, that looks like a symmetrical cone shaped rock capped by pure crystalline ice all the time, is echoed in various mythological and literary works.
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