As a holy land of Buddhism, every year numerous foreign travellers come to Tibet to a pilgrimage tour. For tourists, visting monasteries and temples in Tibet is the most effective way to discover mysterious Tibetan Buddhism and authentic Tibetan culture. Here Tibet Travel Expert makes a list of Top 10 Must-see Tibetan monasteries and temples with detailed information.
Top 10 Buddhist Monasteries and Temples in Tibet
|Name in English||Name in Chinese||Tradition||Altitude||Note||Location|
|1||Jokhang Temple||大昭寺||Gelug||3,650 meters||The Most Sacred and Important Temple in Tibet||Lhasa|
|2||Ganden Monastery||甘丹寺||Gelug||3800 meters||The First Monastery of the Gelugpa Sect in Tibetan Buddhism||Lhasa|
|3||Sera Monastery||色拉寺||Gelug||3,700 meters||Renowned for “Monk Debate”||Lhasa|
|4||Drepung Monastery||哲蚌寺||Gelug||3,800 meters||Once the Largest Monastery in Tibet||Lhasa|
|5||Samye Monastery||桑耶寺||Nyingma||3,700 meters||The First Buddhist Monastery in Tibet||Lhoka|
|6||Rongbuk Monastery||绒布寺||Nyingma||4,980 meters||The Highest Monastery in the World||Shigatse|
|7||Pelkor Chode Monastery||白居寺||Gelug, Shalu, Sakya||3, 900 meters||Typically Combination of Tibet Buddhism Monastery and Temple||Shigatse|
|8||Tashilhunpo Monastery||扎什伦布寺||Gelug||3,880 meters||Seat of Panchen Lama||Shigatse|
|9||Sakya Monastery||萨迦寺||Sakya||4,316 meters||Seat of Sakya Sect in Tibetan Buddhism||Shigatse|
|10||Drak Yerpa Monastery||扎耶巴寺||Nyingma||5,000 meters||One of the Four Best Meditation Retreats in Tibet||Lhasa|
Hope all foreign travellers can have a good time in Tibet. If you are interested in a Tibetan monastery tour or any other Tibet tours, please feel free to contact our local travel agency and we will help you to organize a suitable trip in Tibet.