Top Things to Do in Tibet
Tibet Autonomous Region is famous for her magnificent and miraculous natural scenery, numerous ancient temples and her splendid national culture. The interest of visiting Tibet is to experience its Tibetan Buddhism culture and national culture, and to visit its historic sites and wonderlands.
Potala Palace is a huge treasure house of materials and articles from Tibetan history, religion, culture and art. The palace in Lhasa is widely known for the precious sculptures, scriptures, Buddha statues, murals, antiques, and religious jewelry housed within.
Norbulingka is honored as Tibet’s Summer Palace. In the garden visitors can worship Buddha, relax and study the Tibetan-style palaces.
Barkhor Street is the busiest shopping place in Tibet. Ancient houses serve as shops, and visitors can find souvenirs like Buddha statues, Thangka paintings, and Tibetan joss sticks. Meanwhile, visitors also can taste the famous and delicious dishes of Tibetan cuisine.
There are numerous lakes in Tibet; all of them have a cyan color, some of them are located in high-altitude areas (More than 4000 meters or 13,123 ft. above sea level). These lakes are beautiful natural pastures, offering ideal condition for animals and birds.
- Ranwu Lake in Nyingchi
- Lake Namtso in Nagqu
- The Yaluzhangbu Grand Canyon in Nyingchi
- Lhasa Essence, Shigatse and Nakchu Tours
- All-around Tour Of Tibet
There are many temples with centuries’ history. Some of them even have a history of more than one thousand. Visiting these religious sites, visitors not only can experience the Tibetan Buddhism culture, but also can appreciate the unique architectural complex.
- Jokhang Temple in Lhasa
- Drepung Monastery in Lhasa
- Rongbuk Monastery in Shgatse (It is the best place to have a view on Qomolangma.)
- Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Hiking Tour
- Tibet Tours
Tibet in midsummer is honored as the sea of festivals: such as Tibetan New Year, Monlam Prayer Festival (The greatest religious festival in Tibet), Shoton Festival, etc. Every year, July and August are the golden months for visiting Tibet, and they are also the months with the most festivals.
- New Year
- Top Things to Do
- Travel Tips
- Tibet Travel Permit
- Enter Tibet From Nepal
- Highland Altitude Sickness
- Sacred Mountains and Lakes in Tibet
- Tibet Train Travel
- Most Beautiful Places in Tibet
- Lhasa to Shigatse Travel
- Shoton Festival 2012 Travel Experience
- Tibetan Festival Calendar 2012/2013