2days Lhasa Group Tour Day 1
Attraction 1-Potala Palace
A trip to Tibet is a big loss if without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the highest landmark of the capital city of Lhasa.You can have view to Potala from every parts of Lhasa and most hotels even provide Potala View Rooms. Standing over the Marpo Ri hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, Potala Palace consists 1000 rooms, with chapels, schools, monasteries, jails, government administrative offices, residences and tombs of successive Dalai Lamas. The whole structure is divided into Red palace(Podrang Marpo) and white palace(Podrang Karpo) with distinct color, where the Red palace was mainly used for ritual purposes and White palace was used for governmental and administration field. Potala Palace is a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. We will visit those rooms, halls and chapels.
Attractions 2 and 3: Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Streets
Today we will visit the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Jokhang temple, the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques, is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devoted worshipers. Jokhang Temple was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the only most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkhor street where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, in the meantime you can buy souvenirs if you want.
2days Lhasa Group Tour Day 2
Attraction 4: In the morning, our Tibet Travel Expert tour guide and driver will pick you up from hotel in the morning at 8:40 am and transfer to visit Drepung Monastery, one of the three greatest Gelug Monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism. Drepung is quiet and intimate, and the sightseeing is stunning, the villages around the monastery is very picturesque with local people walking up and down the narrow alleys.
Attraction 5: In the afternoon, finally it comes to the exciting moment of highlight monk’s debate in Sera Monastery. At 3:00 pm (except for Sundays), the monks will gather together and challenge each other on matters of philosophy which is impressive and memorable.