Tibet Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Tibet - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Ani Tsangkung Nunnery

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This small, colorful convent has a livelier atmosphere than what you'll find at Lhasa's monasteries. Beaming nuns encourage you to wander...

Barkhor

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Circling the walls of the Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor is not only Tibetan Buddhism's holiest pilgrimage circuit but also the best spot...

Drepung Monastery

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The largest of the Gelugpa monasteries was the residence for lesser lamas. Founded in 1416, it was enlarged in the 16th century by the...

Ganden Monastery

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If you have time for only one side trip from Lhasa, this rambling monastery with ocher-colored walls is your best bet. It was established...

Gyantse Dzong

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In the 14th and 15th centuries Gyantse rose to political power along with the rise of the Sakyapa monastic order. To get an idea of the...

Jokhang Temple

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This temple is the most sacred building in Tibet. From the gentle flicker of a butter-lamp light dancing off antique murals, statues,...

Kundeling Monastery

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This monastery is often overlooked by tourists, so it's less crowded than others around Lhasa. If you arrive in the morning, climb to...

Muslim Quarter

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In perhaps the most Buddhist of cities, the Muslim Quarter—centered on Lhasa's Great Mosque—is a bit of an anomaly. The district...

Nechung Monastery

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Many people skip this 12th-century monastery, but that's a big mistake. With a strong focus on beasts, demons, and the afterlife, Nechung...

Norbulingka Palace

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The Seventh Dalai Lama (1708–57), a frail man, chose to build a summer palace on this site because of its medicinal spring, and later...

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