Highlighted Tibet Tourists Attractions and Destinations in Different Regions of Tibet

Tibet Tourists Attractions Destinations

Welcome to Tibet Tourists Attractions Resources presented and copyrighted by TibetTravelExpert.com! The window of Tibet was open officially to the outside world since the 1980s when the tourism began. Since then, Tibet became more and more popular tour destination in the world and it was in the Top 50 most famous travel destinations in the world in the past years. Its rich religious cultures, the stunning landscape as well as the kind Tibetan people are just awesome! The people here are devout, keeping to their faith and tradition. It is a very unique tour destination due to the quite different culture, life style, landscape, weather and geography.

There are hundreds of temples, monasteries, nunneries, sacred lakes and mountains, Hot springs in Tibet. It is always hard for an outsider to decide what sites to be included in the Tibet tour itinerary. Here we collected the tourists attractions in different regions of Tibet. And we also selected the top Tibet travel destinations and attractions.

Tourism Complex near Mt. Everest

Top Lhasa tourists attractions and sightseeing activities

What to visit in Lhasa? this is a question frequently asked, here lets list some Lhasa highlights for your references when plan a Tibet Tour. World-renowned Tibet lies on a snow plateau, the effect of which means a glorious sun set against a dark blue sky, floating white clouds and desolate mountains has earned Lhasa the nickname ‘the City of Sunlight’.

Lhasa is a unique and spiritual city. After a thousand years of vicissitudes, it has managed to retain its ancient palace, thick with religious history, its ancient temples, relics and streets whilst simultaneously keeping pace with modern society. Visitors have every reason to visit Lhasa when they come to Tibet.

Potala Palace

Picture of Potala Palace, Prepare Lhasa Tour

Potala Palace, locates in the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. It’s one of the most spectacular places you may discover in the world.

Jokhang Temple

jokhang-temple-tour of Lhasa

Jokhang Temple is a Buddhism Temple in Barkhor Square, Lhasa, the heart of Tibet. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites

Barkhor Street

Barkhor Bazzar

The Barkhor is located near the Jokhang Temple, in the old town of Lhasa city, which is a popular ritual cycle for pilgrims and locals.

Drepung Gompa

Drepung-Monastery-Shoton Festival

Drepung Gompa is the largest monastery in Tibet which locates at the foot of Mt.Gephel, 5km from western suburb of Lhasa.

Sera Monastery

Sera-Monastery-Tibet Lhasa Group tour

Sera Monastery is 5 km to the north of Lhasa. The highlight activity of this monastery is Monks Debate at 3pm(Except Sunday).


Nobulingka summer palace

Norbulingka, which means Treasure Garden in Tibetan language, is located in the west side of Lhasa, near the southwestern Potala Palace.

Ganden Gompa


Ganden Gompa, considered as the seat of Geluk administrative and political power, is among the three university monasteries, Drepung, Sera and Ganden.

Lake Namtso

Namtso Lake,Tibet highlight tour, Great Tibet Tours

Namtso Lake (heaven lake in Tibetan) is located in Tibet Autonomous Region center, which is the highest lake in the world and the 2nd largest lake in Tibet.

Top tourists attractions in Southeastern Tibet-Shannan Region

Tsetang, in the center of the Yarlung valley between the Himalayan and Gangdise belts, is one of the largest cities in Tibet. Tsetang is 183 km southeast of Lhasa in Nedong County of Lhoka Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region of China (TAR). Tsetang has been the capital of Yarlung since ancient times and it was the seat of the ancient emperors of Tibet thus it played a big role in the history.


Yumbulakang Palace

Built by the first Tibetan King back to 2nd century AD, Yumbulagang Palace was the first palace in Tibet and also the summer palace for Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wencheng before they moved the capital to Lhasa. It is located in the Yarlung Valley, Tibetan Cultural Cradle.

Yamdrok Lake

Tibet family travel

Yamdrok Lake (4,441 m), also known as Yamdrok Yumtso or Yamzho Yumco, is located at the Nangartse County of Shannan Prefecture. It is one of three largest holy lake in Tibet (the other two are Namtso Lake and Lake Manasarovar). It’s a must see attraction nearby Lhasa!


Mindrolling Monastery

Founded by Rigzin Terdak Lingpa in 1676, Mindrolling Monastery is one of the six major monasteries of Nyingma School in Tibet. In Tibetan language, Mindrolling means ‘Palace of Perfect Emancipation’. It is located in Zhanang County, Shannan Prefecture, Tibet.

Samye Gompa

Samye-Monastery, Tibet travel

Samye Monastery, Tibetan’s first monastery and first college, is located in Shannan Region. It was constructed by the King Trisong Detsen of the Tubo Kingdom, and the monastery was also presided over by the Buddhist master Padmasambhava or Gulug Rinpoche.

Tradruk Gompa

Tradruk Monastery

Tradruk Monastery is also known as Changzhu Monastery in Chinese. It is located in the Yarlung Valley, Shannan prefecture, Tibet (cultural cradle of Tibet). This monastery is said to be the earliest imperial monastery in Tibet that was built in the 7th century during the reign of Songtsan Gampo.

Sheldrak Cave

Buddha in Sheldrak Cave

Sheldrak Cave is a main visiting site in the lower Yarlung Valley as the entrance to the Yarlung Valley above Sheldrak Monastery. It was Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava’s first meditation cave in Tibet. The indigenous forces and bad evils subjected to Buddhism and showed their loyalty.


Drakmar Drinzang

Drakmar Drinzang is the birthplace of Trisong Detsen, one of the three Tibetan Kings in the Royal Dynasty. It is a small shrine with the images of the king, Padmasambhava and Shantaraksita. The three people confounded Samye Monastery, the first Buddhist temple in Tibet built in 775 A.D.

Dorje Drak

Dorje Drak Monastery

Dorje Drak Monastery is a famous Tibetan Buddhism monastery and also one of the six big Nyingmapa monasteries. Along with Mindroling Monastery, Dorje Drak Monastery are the two most important Nyingmapa monasteries in Tibet. And it is located at the north bank of Yarlung Tsangpo River.

Recommended Shigatse-Central Tibet Sightseeing Activities by Tibet Travel Expert

There are so many sites to see in Shigatse Prefecture as listed above. And each year Mount Everest attracts thousands of travelers around the world.There are lots of cultural and natural wonders awaiting you to explore the mysterious part of Tibet.


Tashilhunpo Monastery,Tibet-tour

Tashilhunpo Monastery (3,500 m), founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama, means ‘heap of glory’ or ‘all fortune and happiness gathered here’.

Pelkor Gompa

Palcho Monastery in Gyantse,Shigatse Prefecture,Tibet

Pelkor  Monastery, also named Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse, is the main monastery in Gyantse County, Tibet Autonomous Region.

Natang Gompa

Natang Monastery

Natang Monastery, located 15 Km away from Shigatse, is constructed in 1033. This monastery is 400 years older than Tashilhunpo Monastery.

Pala Manor

Pala Manor

Pala Manor, a well-preserved serf manor, is situated at the Banjorlhunbo Village, 10 minutes’ drive from Gyantse County, Shigatse, Tibet.

Mount Everest

Mt.Everest,highlight attraction

Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain (8,844.43 meters) is located in the international border between China and Nepal, one of the top attractions in Tibet.

Kangbu Spring

kangbu hot spring

As one of famous hotsprings in Tibet, Kangbu Hotspring locates in Kangbu Village, Shigatse. Like other hotsprings, Kangbu has special treatment effect.

Peikutso Lake

Peikutso Lake in Shigatse, Tibet

Peikutso, also named Lake Paiku, is the largest lake in Shigatse, Tibet. This lake is 4, 592 meters above sea level and close to Mount Shishapangma.


Phuntsoling Monastery

As the only Jonangpa monastery in Tibet, Phuntsoling Monastery is the home of 50 monks in Shigatse with Dolopa Sherab as the greatest scholar.

Top tourists attractions in West Tibet: Kailash and More to see

West Tibet highlight attractions-Pilgrimage Ceter in Asia: Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova in the region of Purang are the “Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake” of the Buddhism, Hinduism and the indigenous religion-Bon.The ruins lie on a hilltop near a river and cover 180,000 square meters.

Mount Kailash

Mt-Kailash,highlight attraction

Mount Kailash lies near the Lake Manasarovar in Ngari prefecture, Tibet. The two attractions are famous as Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake respectively.


Manasarovar-Lake, hightlight attraction

Lake Manasarovar(4590M) is a fresh water lake which is also one of the Three Holy Lake in Tibet (the other two are Namtso Lake and Yamdrok Lake).

Guge Kingdom

Guge Kingdom,Tibet trip

The Ruins of Guge Kingdom locates in Ngari Prefecture,western Tibet, not far away from Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake.

Top tourists attractions in Nyingchi and Nagchu (southeast and north Tibet)

Nyingchi and Nagchu region of Tibet is situated in southeast and north Tibet, along the Sichuan-Tibet Highway connecting Sichuan and Tibet. Nyingchi (also with a name of “Nyingtri” or “Linzhi”), in Tibetan it means the “Throne of the Sun”. It is a prefecture in southeast Tibet Autonomous Region and it borders India, Myanmar, Yunnan and Sichuan province of China. Nyingchi gets a reputable name of the “Switzerland of Tibet” and “the Jiangnan of Tibet”. Nagchu (also Nagqu) in the northern Tibet is the largest prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region. Nagchu Prefecture is generally called “Changtang“. 

Lake Draksumtso


Lake Draksumtso is one of Tibet’s most famous attractions. It locates in the Gongbugyamda County which is 120 km away from Bayi Town, Nyingchi.

Lulang Forest

Lulang Forest,Tibet tour

Lulang Forest (3700m) is a typical Plateau-mountain-meadow. It is 80 km far from Nyingchi County, and alongside of the Sichuan-Tibet Highway.

Niyang River


Niyang River is the longest tributary of Yarlung Tsangpo River which is a major river in south-west Tibet. In Tibetan, Niyang means ‘the sad tears of fairy’.

Tangra Yum Tso


Tangra Yum Tso (4530m) is a holy lake of Bon sect. which locates in the southwest of Nyima County, Nagchu region. It is the fourth largest salt lake in China.


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