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This ancient architectural complex is considered a model of Tibetan architecture. Located on the Red Hill in Lhasa, Tibet, it is 3,700 meters above sea level and covers an area of over 360,000 square meters, measuring 360 meters from east to west and 270 meters from south to north. >> More
Mt. Everest, also called Mount Qomolangma , is the highest peak in the world. Its Tibetan meaning of 'Goddess the Third' adds more mysterious color and magic power to the subject. As a result, it has intrigued all kinds of people since it was first discovered. >> More
Located in the old area of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the Tibetan people are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, this street is also a must-see place for the tourists. >> More
Chim-puk Hermitage is a warren of caves that was once a retreat for Guru Rinpoche, located northeast of Samye. >> More
Tradruk Monastery, also written Trandruk, (Wylie): Khra' 'brug, (Pinyin): Changzhug, in the Yarlung Valley is the earliest great geomantic temple after the Jokhang - and some sources say it is even pre-dates the Jokhang. >> More
Located on the east bank of the Yalong River southeast of Tsedang Town, the Yumbu Lakang is famed as the first Tibetan palace. It was originally built for Nyatri Tsenpo who was the first king of Tibet in the 2nd century BC and it has become the Tibetan kings' palace since then. During the reign of Songtsen Gampo, it became the summer palace for Princess Wenchen and him. >> More
Mindroling Monastery (pronounced MINH-droh-lyng, not Mind-Rolling) is one of the six major monasteries of the Nyingma school in Tibet. It was founded by Rigzin Terdak Lingpa in 1676. >> More
High up on Mure Mountain in Chonggye County of Shannan Prefecture, sits a large imperial graveyard with nine massifs. >> More
Norbulingka, meaning 'Treasure Park' in Tibetan, is situated in the western suburb of Lhasa City, at the bank of the Kyichu River, about one km (about 0.6 mile) southwest of Potala Palace. >> More
He Samye Monastery or Samye Gompa (Tibetan: ; Wylie: bsam yas; ZWPY: Samyä; Chinese:桑耶寺) is the first Buddhist monastery
built in Tibet, was most probably constructed between 775 and 779 CE under the patronage of King Trisong Detsen of Tibet who
sought to revitalize Buddhism, which had declined since its introduction by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. >> More
It is also called Garma Dainsa and Garma Lhading monastery. Built in 1185 at the foot of Baixishan Mountain in Chamdo County, >> More
Situated at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. >> More
Ganden Monastery is located on Wangbur Mountain, on the southern bank of Lhasa River in Tagtse County, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Lhasa City. >> More
The Sera Monastery at the foot of Tatipu Hill is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. It is one of three famous monasteries in Lhasa along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. >> More
Ani Tsankhung Monastery is a Buddhist nunnery in Lhasa, the administrative centre of Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Songsten Gampo who used its meditation chamber. >> More
Though not as famous as other scenic spots such as the Potala Palace in Tibet, Yangpachen attracts visitors for its unique resources: hot springs. >> More
The Tibet Museum is located in the southeast corner of Norbu Lingka, Lhasa city. It is the first large-sized comprehensive modern museum in the Tibet Autonomous Region. >> More
Behind the Potala Palace, there is a quiet garden with ancient willows standing elegantly beside a big pool. This is the Dragon King Pool. >> More
For thousands of years, only humans and horses treaded the mountains of Southwest China as they followed an ancient pathway through the Chinese hinterlands and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. >> More
Nietang Buddha, named after Mt. Nietang 40 km (24.85 miles) southwest of Lhasa city, is the biggest stone statue engraved on a cliff in Tibet. Located at the north foot of Nietang Mountain, it is the first attraction to welcome visitors to Lhasa. >> More
Reting Monastery (Wylie: Rwa-sgreng gom pa) is an historically important Buddhist monastery in Lhünzhub County in the Lhasa Prefecture of central Tibet. It is also commonly spelled "Radreng." >> More
Bri-gung Monastery is a famous monastery in Tibet, well-known for performing celestial burials. It was founded in 1179 by the founder of that tradition, Drigung Kyobpa Jigten-gonpo-rinchenpel. >> More
The holy Yamdrok Yumtso Lake lies to the south of Yarlong Tsangpo River in the Shannan Region of Tibet. The lake is one of three holy lakes in Tibet. >> More
The Palkhor Monastery lies about 230 kilometers south of Lhasa in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and 100 kilometers east of the Shigatse Prefecture, at the foot of Dzong Hill. >> More
Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. >> More
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