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...

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...

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...

Palha Lupuk Temple

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Religious rock paintings dating from as early as the 7th century can be seen at this grotto-style temple. On the third floor you'll find...

Potala Palace

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The awesome sight that is the Potala Palace is quite rightly considered a wonder of the world. However, virtually nothing remains of...

Ramoche Temple

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This temple was founded by Queen Wengcheng at the same time as the Jokhang Temple. Its three-story structure dates from the 15th century.

Tibet Museum

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For the Chinese interpretation of Tibetan history, politics, and culture, visit this modern museum. The Y20 personal audio guide provides...

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