Top Lhasa tourists attractions and sightseeing activities


What to visit in Lhasa? this is a question frequently asked, here lets list some highlighted Lhasa tourists attractions 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


Potala Palace is located in the capital city of Lhasa, Tibet. It is one of the most spectacular and amazing places you can discover in the whole world.

Jokhang Temple


The Jokhang Temple is a Buddhism Temple in Barkhor Square, Lhasa, the heart of Tibet. It is not only one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites

Barkhor Street


The Barkhor Street 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 is the largest monastery in Tibet which is located at the foot of Mount Gephel, 5km from the western suburb of Lhasa city.

Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery is 5 km to the north of Lhasa. This is one of the three Gelug University monasteries of Tibet, and the other two are Ganden and Drepung Monastery.



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.

Namtso Lake


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.

Pabongka Monastery

Pabongka Monastery

Pabongka Monastery (Pabongka means ‘giant stone palace’ in Tibetan language) is situated about 9 km away from west of Sera Monastery.