Tibet Attractions   Tibet Attractions

Tibet attractions are briefly listed according to their locations in Chamdo, Lhasa, Nakchu, Nagri, Nyingchi, Shannan and Shigatse regions.
Manasarovar Lake

Manasarovar Lake

The Manasarovar Lake locates in western part of Tibet around 1000 kilometers away from Lhasa, the holy lake lies above 4500 meters that Tibetans call it Mapham Yumtso. That connects with the Rakshas Lake or Duktso (poisonous lake)

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Mt. Kailash

Mt. Kailash

The name for Mount Kailash (Sanskrit name) in Tibetan is Khangrinpoche or Khangkartisi that literally means Precious Jewel of Snow, it is the origination of four major rivers in Tibet and those are Tachok Khabap, Senge Khabap

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Guge Kingdom

Guge Kingdom

Over 700 years Guge kingdom flourished with joy and prosperity in Ngari prefecture, Guge was founded in the 10th century that is 868 A.D and use to be the Old Summer Palace for kings in Tibet. Gradually the kingdom got unstable by...

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Basum Tso Lake, Nyingchi

Basum Tso Lake, Nyingchi

stunning alpine lake called Draksum Tso (Tibetan name for the lake) locates on an altitude of 3,700meters above sea level; this is one of the most beautiful place in the eastern Tibet which also called Nyingtri prefecture. The literal meaning for the lake

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Mt.Namcha Barwa

Mt.Namcha Barwa

Namcha Bawa is the one of most attractions of the Nyingtri prefecture that stands at 7,782meters above the sea level, literal meaning of the unique mountain is “the flaming thunderbolt”. For so many centuries, no one climbed until the year 1992

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Lamaling, Nyingchi

Lamaling, Nyingchi

Lamaling monastery initially located on the ridge of a low-lying hill (called Norbu Ri) once destroyed in a natural disaster (earthquake) and in 1930 the restoration were taken place which is the main seat for the late Dujom Rinpoche (1904-1987),

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2500 year old Cypress tree

2500 year old Cypress tree

The 2500 year old Cypress tree situates in Lingzhi or Nyingchi attracts numerous travelers all around the world, which situates near Pagyi village. That is the tallest and oldest Cypress tree in whole China surrounds by 1000 of small and big other cypress

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Namtso Lake

Namtso Lake

Namtso lake is known as one of the holiest lake called Heavenly Lake in Tibetan along with Manasarovar, Yamdrok and Lhamo Lhatso. In the mysterious histories of Tibet, it never vanished its long mythical histories and stunning beauty.

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The tombs of the kings, Shannan

The tombs of the kings, Shannan

The Yarlung valley contains many of Tibetan histories and legends, tombs of the greatest kings of Yarlung Dynasty is also one of it where contains of almost 20 different tombs belong to those honorable kings of Tibet.

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Dorje Drak Monastery, Shannan

Dorje Drak Monastery, Shannan

Dorje Drak was founded by the 1st Rigdzin Godemchen Ngodrub Gyaltsen (1337-1409) and Dorje Drak is regarded as one of the most important monasteries in Nyingmapa along with Mindroling.

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Chimpuk meditation center, Shannan

Chimpuk meditation center, Shannan

Chimpuk (Chimunk old name in Tibetan) meditation cave is one of the most popular centers for practicing self-meditating center, initially the place was meditated by the great Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambava in the 8th century

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Traduk Monastery, Shannan

Traduk Monastery, Shannan

Traduk temple or monastery was initially established in 641 A.D by the greatest 33rdking Songtsen Gampo in the seventh century, the name derived from two of meanings which are Tra (literal meaning for falcon) and Duk (dragon in Tibetan language)

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Yumbu Lhakang and Yarlung valley, Shannan

Yumbu Lhakang and Yarlung valley, Shannan

Establishment of the holy Yumbu Lhakhang initiated in 2nd century at the time of first Tibetan King called Nyatri Tsenpo (Ohbayra another name for the king) who was enthroned in the year 126 B.C, as Tibetans believed that he is decended from heaven

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Samye monastery, Tsetang, Shannan

Samye monastery, Tsetang, Shannan

monastery was the first Tibetan Buddhism monastery that constructed probably between 775 and 779, during the reign of King Trisong Detsen, who was revered by Tibetans as an emanation of Manjushri. Actually Buddhist Geomantic

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Ralung monastery, Shigatse

Ralung monastery, Shigatse

Ralung monastery is originally the seat for the Drukpa Kagyu order in Tibetan Buddhism that locates near the south of Karo la pass (also known as Karo la glacier). The monastery was founded in the year 1180 by a man called Tsangpa Gyare

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Nojin Kangsang Glacier, Shigatse

Nojin Kangsang Glacier, Shigatse

Mt.Noijin Kangsang (7,206m / 23,641ft) is the closest major Himalayan peak to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Name of the peak is known with many variations in different books and maps, such as Nojinkangsang, Norin Kang, Nojin Kangsang

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Rongbuk Monastery, Shigatse

Rongbuk Monastery, Shigatse

The highest monastery in the world called Rongpu, Rongphu, Rongbuk or originally Dzarongpu that locates on an altitude of 4980 meters above sea-level. It was the established by the great master (Padmasambhava) from India in the 8th century, who founded Ny

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Sakya monastery, Shigatse

Sakya monastery, Shigatse

Sakya or Pel Sakya monastery is located 25 kilometer away from the Sakya Bridge on the friendship highway to Nepal. The monastery was established by Khon Kunchok Gyalpo (who studied from Drokmi, a great foremost translator...

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Samding Monastery, Shigatse

Samding Monastery, Shigatse

Samding monastery is also known as Samten Ling monastery that currently belongs to Gelugpa sect and sometimes called as yellow hat. Moreover, the head of the monastery is Droji Phagmo, is a female incarnated lama revered the highest incarnated female inca

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Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse

Tashi Lhunpo monastery is located in Shigatse town which is the second largest city in Tibet Autonomous Region, the monastery is very decent and marvelous looking from the outside that sometimes called as Heap of Glory.

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Shalu Monastery, Shigatse

Shalu Monastery, Shigatse

Around 68km from Gyangtse taking off from the main road for 5km takes you to the Shalu monastery established in 1040 by Jetsun Sherab Jungnay. The monastery is very popular for its murals and paintings that you can find inside the chapels and assembly hal

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Gyangtse Kumbum Stupa and Palchoe Monastery

Gyangtse Kumbum Stupa and Palchoe Monastery

Gyangtse is very famous for its giant architectural stupa in Tibet, called Kumbum and Palkor Choede monastery next to it. Both the stupa and monastery are located in the far north side of the town. Where the Kumbum literally means “hundred thousand images

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Drak Yerpa

Drak Yerpa

Drak Yerpa situates northeast of Lhasa around 45km, it's a place with many mythical stories of Tibetan kings, scholars, lamas and so on. Initially from the great king Songtsen Gampo in (604-650) and then to Lhalung Paldor (the one who assassinate the las

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Sera Monastery – place where holds Tibetan Buddhism Debating

Sera Monastery – place where holds Tibetan Buddhism Debating

Sera Monastery, one of the “Three Great Monasteries” in Lhasa, is an important that played and is playing very important role in development of Tibet Buddhism. The featured Buddhism Debating is held here.

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Ganden Monastery – the holy monastery of Gelugpa

Ganden Monastery – the holy monastery of Gelugpa

Gandan Monastery, commonly called Ganden Monastery is known as one of the 'Three Great Temples', together with the Sera Monastery and the Drepung Monastery .It has been honored as the "holy monastery" of Gelugpa which is a important sect of Tibet Budd

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