top sights in tibet

Tibet, the roof of the world, is every traveler’s dream. The land keeps its centuries-old traditions, mysterious religious culture, and untouched pure natural scenery.

Lhasa Region

Jokhang Temple
At the center of the old Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of the region.

Potala Palace
Located on the Red Hill of Lhasa, it is the symbol of the city, known to the world for its grand constructions, elegant buildings, exquisite artworks and pious religious atmosphere.

Ngari Region

Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova
Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova in the region of Purang are the “Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake” of the Buddhism, Hinduism and the indigenous religion-Bon.

Lake Rakshastal
Lake Rakshastal in Tibetan means the “Demon Lake” or “Poisonous Dark Lake”, because its salty water is undrinkable for human beings and animals. But the lake scenery is beautiful.

Ruins of Guge Kingdom
The ruins lie on a hilltop near a river and cover 180,000 square meters.

Nyingchi Region

Yarlong Tsangpo River
Originating from a glacier on the northern Himalayas, it is the highest river on the earth.

Chamdo Region

Chambaling Monastery
The monastery, in Chamdo Town, was founded in 1444 by one of Tsong Khapa’s disciples.

Nakchu Region

Namtso Lake
Located near Damxung, it is the highest saltwater lake in the world and the second largest saltwater lake in China.

Shigatse Region

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Lies 2 kilometer (1.2 miles) west of Shigatse city, the monastery is a very influential monastery.

Mount Everest
Lies at the border between China and Nepal, Mount Everest, also known as Mt. Qomolangma, meaning Mother Goddess of the Universe in local labguage, is the highest peak in the world.

Shannan Region

Samye Monastery
Situated in Dranang, Samye Monastery was completed in 779 under the patron of Trisong Detsen.

Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
Yamdrok Yumtso (or Yamdrok-tso), one of the three holiest lakes on this holy land, lies at Nhagartse, located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) to the southwest of Lhasa.

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