At present, traveling to Lhasa is easier than the past because of the mutiple means of transportation. Because of the lower altitude, Lhasa is also the best stop station to adapt to the high altitude. As the first tourist destination for most domestic and international travelers, Lhasa is the holiest center for Tibetan Buddhist believers. Lhasa is surrounded by lost of famous scenic spots. With thousands of years’ history, Lhasa is the ideal city for you to explore both natural scenery and traditional Tibetan culture. Here are some famous tourist attractions which are worthy of being recommended to you, such as the landmark of Lhasa city - Potala Palace, Tibetan shopping center - Barkhor Street, a holy site for Buddhists - Jokhang Temple, etc.
If you are interested in Tibetan culture, you have no reason to miss the hot Buddhism debate in Sera Monastery, witness the grand Shoton Festival in Drepung Monastery, do kora in the front of Jokhang Temple, and so on.
Besides those attractions mentioned before, Ganden Monastery - the 1st and primary monastery of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism as well as one of the Great Three Holy Monasteries of Lhasa, Drak Yerpa - the holiest meditation caves, Ramoche Temple - the second most important temple in Lhasa, and Norbulingka - a palace and surrounding park are also your priority destinations.
Recommended Tour Itineraries in Lhasa Prefecture
This classic journey will offer you a great chance to explore the central Tibet tour, take you to visit the three biggest old cities in Tibet. After visiting Lhasa, it will extend the your way toward west to Gyantse and Shigatse for visiting the glamorous turquoise color lake Yamdrok, breathtaking Karola Glacier, and marvelous Tashilhunpo Monastery.
This tour package has much to offer, spectacular monasteries, beautiful alpine landscapes, and charming villages. The most attractive scenery is Lhamo Latso Lake, one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations. Many pilgrims believe that if they keep fasts for three days with sincerity, they will obtain a revelation of their future in the skull-shaped mirror of the lake.