With its magnificent landscape and unique culture and religious traditions, Tibet attracts and enchants tourists from all over the globe. While the region has so much to see and offer, here are three amazing sites you don’t want to miss when traveling to Tibet.
Situated atop the Red Hill in central Lhasa, the world famous Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace on earth. The grand palace is 13 stories high, reaches over 3,700m at its highest point, and houses over a thousand rooms. Tibet’s chief landmark and pilgrimage site, the Potala Palace has been the winter residence of the Dalia Lamas since the 17th century and was once the seat of the Tibetan government. Due to its magnificence and major role in Tibetan Buddhism and history, the Potala Palace is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Also located in Lhasa is the Sera Monastery, one of the three famous monasteries in the city. Built in 1419, the Sera Monastery is dedicated to the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The monks gather at the monastery’s Debate Courtyard for a debating session on Buddhist doctrines. The debates are open to tourists and held every day at 3 p.m., except Sunday.
Often called the “Roof of the World”, Tibet is one of the highest regions in the world and surrounded my spectacular mountain ranges, including Mount Everest— the tallest mountain on Earth. Mt. Everest is located in the Mahalangur Mountain Range in Tibet and Nepal, and its peak is over 8,800 meters above sea level. The mountain is a sacred place for the Tibetans and Nepalese, as well as a sought-after destination for mountaineering, hiking, sightseeing, and photography.
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