5 Best Places To Visit In Tibet That Should Not Be Missed

By on August 17, 2015

Tibet is located on the huge Tibetan plateau and is an autonomous place in China, which is also called the “Roof of the World”. Tibet has been given this nickname for the towering peaks that it possesses. Tibet shares the world highest mountain-Mt. Everest with Nepal.

Tibet is also called the Land of Snows and is nestled between the Kunlun Shah in the north and the Himalayas in the south. The city conjures images of red-cheeked monks, blue skies and flapping prayer flags.

Best Places To Visit In Tibet You Should Visit

Some of the best places to visit in Tibet that you should not miss during your visit includes:

Potala Palace

Best Places To Visit In Tibet - Potala Palace

This palace is set on the edge of the Red Mountain or Marpo Ri towards the northwestern side of the Lhasa City. It is a very huge and an impressive building which was constructed in 1637. The palace contains innumerable art works and treasures and is also known as “the palace of art.”

Jokhang Temple

Best Places To Visit In Tibet - Jokhang Temple

This temple was built in the 7th century and is located at Barkhor Square in Lhasa. This is one of the most superior temples of Tibetan Buddhism which is also considered the most important and sacred temple by the Tibetans.

Lhasa

Best Places To Visit In Tibet -Lhasa

Lhasa City in Tibet has always been the economic, cultural and political center and it is also called the heart and the soul of Tibet. Lhasa is a place of devout pilgrimage and an abode of the Dalai Lamas.

There are several palaces that make Lhasa a place worth visiting. Tourist attractions of Lhasa includes Norbulingka Palace, Lhasa River, Tibet Museum, Ramoche Temple and Barkhor Square, along with the above two Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.

Drepung Monastery

Best Places To Visit In Tibet -Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery lies 8 kilometers west of central Lhasa and it used to be one of the largest monasteries in Tibet. The monastery was constructed in 1416 and houses various colleges for the study of interesting Buddhist philosophy.

Mount Kailash, Transhimalya

Best Places To Visit In Tibet -Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash is also called Kailash Mountain is truly one of the best places to visit in Tibet. It is located on the peaks of the Kailas range which is a part of the Transhimalya. It is a sacred mountain meaning the “Saint or Treasure of snow Mountain”.

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