Before year 1980, outsiders are not allowed to visit the holy land of Tibet. After Tibet opens its door for tourism, the most significant historical and cultural destinations like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Namtso Lake and Tashilhunpo Monastery have all become the must visit destinations of Tibet.
The unique culture and religion of Tibet is the greatest attractions especially for visitors from United States and European countries. What to see in Tibet as well as where should be visited throughout the Tibet tours is greatest headache for people who are planning for a Tibet tour.
With the average elevation of 4900 meters above sea level, Tibet as the highest region on Earth has been crowned with a beautiful name which sounds “Roof of the World”. As a plateau region in Asia which located to the north of Himalayas, Tibet is the home to indigenous Tibetan people.
Top 8 Tibet Tourist Attractions
|Potala PalaceStanding loftily above the Lhasa basin, the Potala Palace is not the symbol of Lhasa alone but of all Tibet. No journey to the Tibet is complete without visiting Potala….|
|Norbulingka PalaceTwo kilometers west of the Jokhang Temple, there is a tree and flowers filled park known as the Norbu Lirigka or the Jewel Park. Norbulirigka Palace cover a total area …|
|Jokhang MonasteryJokhang Monastery was first built by King Songsten Gampo for the honor of Nepalese princess Bhrikuti and later became temple complex after rebuilding of different dynasties….|
|Namtso LakeNamtso means “Lake of Heaven” in Tibetan, and with an altitude of 4,718 meters it is indeed the highest lake in the world. It is one of the three sacred lakes of Tibet…|
|Mt KailashAs one of the top 10 mountains in the world, Mount Kailash is the second highest peak in Gangdise Mountains. It is located in north of Pulan county, Tibet China….|
|Mount EverestMount Everest, or Chomolungma Peak, the highest mountain in the world, is 8,848 meters above sea level. The peak is in Himalaya Range on the border of China and Nepal …|
|Rongbuk MonasteryRongbuk Monastery is Tibetan Buddhist monastery which has the world highest altitude, 5,800 meters. The monastery is located on the top of Zhuma mountain in Basong Township of Shigatse…|
|Tashilhunpo MonasteryA visit to the Tashilhunpo is a must for every visitor to Shigatse. This city-like monastery houses more than five hundred and seventy monks even to this day….|