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Potala Palace
11,739 Reviews

Potala Palace is a transliteration of Sanskrit and is also translated as Putuo. It originally refers to the residence of Guanyin Bodhisattva. The main buildings of the Palace are the White House and the Red Palace. The White House is the place where the Lama lives and conducts political activities. The Red Palace is the spiritual tower and temple of various Lamas. It is praised as one of the top ten greatest buildings in the world. The Potala Palace is a symbol of Tibet. It is the residence of the Lama’s Winter Palace and is also the center of Tibet’s political and religious unity.

2,059 Reviews

Namtso is 240 kilometers from Lhasa. It is one of the three largest holy lakes in Tibet and is also a famous holy site for Tibetan Buddhism. The endless snow-capped mountain beside the lake is the Nyainqentanglha Mountain. On a beautiful day, the snow-capped mountains are reflected in the lake, giving a sense of peace and tranquility. There are numerous secular believers who come to Namtso every year on April 15 of the Tibetan calendar to celebrate the Saga Dawa Festival.

Jokhang Temple
2,491 Reviews
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The Jokhang Temple is the end of the pilgrimage for Tibetan Buddhists. Regardless of its geographical location or status, the Jokhang Temple is a Tibetan Buddhist shrine and center in the hearts of Tibetan Buddhists. It is extremely important in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. The Jokhang Temple has a long history. It was first built by the Tibetan king Songtsan Gambo. The treasure of the temple is the figure of a 12-year-old Sakyamuni brought by Princess Wencheng when she entered Tibet. In addition, the temple has a kilometer long Tibetan murals, "The Princess of Wencheng Entering Tibet" and "The Map of the Jokhang Temple", as well as two Ming Dynasty Dharmapala Thangkas, which are also a rare treasures.

Yamdrok Lake
976 Reviews

Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is located in the northern Himalayas at an altitude of 4441 m. It is a large habitat for birds, which migrate here from the north during winter. Common species include swans, pigeons, ducks, osprey, and bar-headed geese. The road from Gambala Mountain has a number of viewpoints and offers spectacular views over the lake.

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