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Half- Day Potala Palace Tour from Lhasa
"Your local guide will meet you in your hotel lobby then take a taxi with you to the Potala Palace.On this half day tour you will spend half day on exploring the highlights of the Tibetan capitol the Potala Palace. The exotic structure stands 13-stories-high and contains more than 1000 rooms. The palace is divided into two sections. The White Palace which was built in the mid-17th century provided living quarters for the fifth through the fourteenth Dalai Lamas. From the White Palace pilgrims climb to the central Red Palace
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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
"Start from Gang-gyan Hotel Lhasa at 9:30am your tour guide will first bring you to Potala Palace winter palace of Dalai lama which was put to use since 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet with most valuable collections of Potala Palace including gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. You will spend your morning e you will head to Jokhang Temple which was also founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century to promote Buddhism. Inside the temple you will see the statue of young Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve probably the most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple
From $200.00
 
Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
"Start from Gang-gyan Hotel Lhasa at 9:30am your tour guide will first bring you to Potala Palace winter palace of Dalai lama which was put to use since 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet with most valuable collections of Potala Palace including gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. You will spend your morning e you will head to Jokhang Temple which was also founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century to promote Buddhism. Inside the temple you will see the statue of young Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve probably the most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple
From $200.00

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Lhasa

Off The Beaten Path

Yungdrungling Monastery

This is the preferable way to get to Yungdrungling Monastery. Our driving pulled off the Friendship Highway and parked near an awesome stone suspension bridge. Vehicles cannot cross this. The bridge...
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Nalendra Monastery

I decided to change my plans for the day because I was so tired of all the driving and waiting and more driving. Looking at my map, I spotted a few small monasteries that seemed nearby Lhasa. I asked...
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Ganden Kora

If you want to hike the Ganden Kora, start by walking away from the monastery then up the grassy hill to the right. It is a good idea to spend 3 to 5 days in Lhasa before you attempt this if you are...
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Prayer Writings

While on the Kora around Sera Monastery, be sure to find the pile of prayer writings carved onto rocks. These are called Mani Stones. Pilgrims will continue to piles these stones up on a sacred spot...
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Langtang Monastery

Langtang is only a mile or so from Nalendra. It is a much smaller monastery but if you are in the are to see Nalendra, you should stop in at Langtang. Some guide books state there are two temples and...
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Ralung Monastery

If visiting monasteries that are seldom visited is your goal, put Ralung on your list. It is a small monastery but it is said to be the location where the red-hat sect of monks was originated. That...
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Samding Monastery

Samding can be visited from Lhasa on a long day trip. Most visit when driving from Lhasa to Shigatse. It is constructed on the shore of Yamdrok Tso near the town of Nagartse. The monastery is small...
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Tengye Ling

Tengye Ling is a Nyingmapa temple, honouring Tseumar, Tamdrin and the protector deity Pehar. The most amazing thing is that the chapel feels a bit like a wine store, though a weirdly-decorated one -...
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Jokhang - Lesser-Known Chapels

There are a number of chapels in the Jokhang temple that are much less frequently visited and less crowded, and hence give the possibility to study the Jokhang architecture with somewhat more peace...
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People in a rush...!

It took me many times to get this photo as I wanted it...she was really competing for the world record of how fast you can walk with a ton of goodies on your back...which didn't help me as I was...
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Praying people!!!

I had seen these two women, mother and daughter, going around all the different rooms in the monastery and everything the mother told her daughter to pray to, she would. It just seemed so bizarre to...
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Adults laughing!!!

Why were the women laughing you ask? Well because eventhough it was the warmest day there, it suddenly began to hail! I have never been in a hail storm and have hardly ever seen it hailing before so I...
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Children playing

These two children live in a village on the way back from Yamdrok Lake to Shigatse. We went into one of their houses to watch how they make incense sticks, so I took a photo of the children. We said...
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People begging

We were in Samye Monastery a couple of hours away from Tsetang and this lady was waiting for everyone as they went upstairs to the restaurant. I just loved these people's expressions..and they all...
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Top Things to Do in Lhasa

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Sera Monastery

Drepung is a very large monastery located in the western part of Lhasa. It is bigger than Sera but does not have the same attraction as Sera. This may be in part to the debating Monks at Sera or that...
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Yamdrok-tso

Tso means lake in Tibetan. Yamdrok is one of the 4 holy lakes in Tibet. It is about 1 hour from Lhasa and usually viewed from Kampa La pass. Being that it is a holy lake, many pilgrims will visit,...
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Muslim Quarter

Within the old town section of Lhasa is the Muslim quarter. This is a small section that has a mosque and food vendor carts. This is some of the best street food you will find in Lhasa. This is also...
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Ganden Monestary

Ganden Monastery sits on top of a mountain to the east of Lhasa. There are only a few buses one of which you can get just down the street from the Yak Hotel. The monastery is beautiful. It is a steep...
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Potala

Take some time in the evening to walk past the Potala a night time. The front is lit up and looks beautiful. If you view from across the street, there is a small pond and you can see the reflection of...
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Kampa La Pass

Every pass in Tibet is a big deal. You will always find many prayer flags across the road. The idea is that the wind blowing through the flags will carry the prayers out to the universe. Sometimes it...
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