Places of Interest

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Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery lies about 10 km from the city. Built in 1416, it is the largest monastery in Tibet. The Sera Monastery, about 5 km to the north of Lhasa, is another important center of Buddhist learning.
 

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang temple built in 647 A.D. is the spiritual centre of Tibet and the holiest destination for Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims. It houses the sitting statue of Sakamuni when he was 12 years old. Barkhor Bazaar is the oldest street of ancient Lhasa city, circling the Jokhang Temple.
 

Lhasha

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 Potala Palace. The garden covers an area of 360,000 square meters (about 430,000 square yards), with 374 rooms inside. It is the biggest man-made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region.
 

Potala palace

Originally built by King Songtsen Gampo in the seventh century, Potala Palace is located on the Red Hill of Lhasa, Tibet. Destroyed by lightning and war, Potala Palace had been rebuilt by the Fifth Dalai Lama in 1645. Since then, Potala Palace has become the seat of Dalai Lamas and also the political center of Tibet.
 

Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery: Sera mean Hail stone in Tibetan. Set on the foot of the Wudu hill to the north of Lhasa city, Sera comprises of a great sutra chanting hall, a college and 32 sections.
 

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