Top Reasons to Go to Tibet

Barkhor: Tibetan Buddhism's holiest pilgrimage circuit, the Barkhor is both the heart of Old Lhasa and one of the liveliest people-watching spots in all of China.

Potala Palace: Towering over Lhasa, this impressive palace of the Dalai Lamas was once the world's tallest structure, and is still a wonder.

Ganden Monastery: The most remote of the capital's three great monasteries, Ganden offers stunning views of the Lhasa River valley and surrounding Tibetan farmland from a height of 14,764 feet.

Gyantse Dzong: The site of fierce fighting between Tibetan and British troops in 1904, this fortress is one of the few remaining symbols of Tibetan military power.

Everest Base Camp: Stand in awe beneath the world's tallest mountain.

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