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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Norbulinka

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

Ganden Gompa

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

Namtso Lake

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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.

Drak Yerpa Heritage

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Drak Yerpa Heritage (4885m) locates about 16km northeast of Lhasa, a short drive to Dagtse County, is one of the holiest meditation cave in Tibet.

Drigung Til Monastery

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Drigung Til Monastery,located in Maizhokunggar County near the Tidrum Nunnery,was founded in 1179 by the founder of Drigung Kagyu tradition.

Yampachen Hotspring

Yampachen Hot Spring

Yampachen(Yabajing) Hotspring is located 90 Km northwest of Lhasa. It is one of the most famous hotsprings in Tibet for its rich hydrogen sulfide.

Recommended Lhasa Sightseeing Activities by Tibet Travel Expert

Lhasa, the “sunlight city” has so much to offer you. You can have so many day tour options to see different attractions as listed above. More over you can also do some village trekking or hiking. And lastly do not forget to enjoy the amazing Tibetan local food and cultural program.

Lhasa Day Tours

Potala Palace Attraction Tour

Potala Palace is one of the top highlight attraction during your tour of Lhasa, Tibet. It is suggested for you to book one day highlight tour of Lhasa covering the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor streets. With our professional Tibetan travel guide, you learn more about Tibet.

Villages Tours

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There are many nice Tibetan Villages which are just nearby Lhasa and it is the top highlight activity arranged by Tibet Travel Expert. Meet the local Tibetan villagers and learn their daily country life. Welcome to join our fixed departures for these special theme tours or take your private trip if you have more than 4 people. 

Food & Cultural Show

Princess Wencheng Cultural Show

Many tourists want to explore more about Tibetan history and culture after visiting some historical sites, therefore it is worthwhile to enjoy the Princess Wencheng Cultural Performance. Princess Wencheng Performance is becoming a must-see cultural performance during Tibet tours.