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. You also experience authentic Tibetan culture. Therefore, 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.