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Ranked #1 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Religious Sites; Cultural
The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha... more » Owner description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, which is richly decorated in jewels, brocade and silk bands. « less
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Ranked #3 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Owner description: Road TO Tibet Travel Service is based in Lhasa and is designed for visitors who want to experience real Tibetan culture,... more » Owner description: Road TO Tibet Travel Service is based in Lhasa and is designed for visitors who want to experience real Tibetan culture, Buddhism and see the most impressive mountains and lakes situated on the "Roof of the World". Come enjoy unspoiled thousand-year old monasteries and forts combined with the gracious hospitality of the Tibetan people « less
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Ranked #4 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Located only 45 kilometers to the east of Lhasa, this is the first Gelugpa monastery in Tibet, which was founded in 1409 by... more » Owner description: Located only 45 kilometers to the east of Lhasa, this is the first Gelugpa monastery in Tibet, which was founded in 1409 by the great master Tsongkhapa. « less
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Ranked #5 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Built in 1416, this is considered one of the largest monasteries in the world with more than 10,000 monks living inside its... more » Owner description: Built in 1416, this is considered one of the largest monasteries in the world with more than 10,000 monks living inside its walls during the height of its activities. « less
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Ranked #6 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: Located in the heart of old Lhasa, this circular route is the oldest street in the city dating back to the foundation of the... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of old Lhasa, this circular route is the oldest street in the city dating back to the foundation of the Jokhang. « less
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Ranked #7 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Built in 1419 by a pupil of Tsongkhapa, this is one of the three greatest monasteries in Lhasa, which holds the grand Sera... more » Owner description: Built in 1419 by a pupil of Tsongkhapa, this is one of the three greatest monasteries in Lhasa, which holds the grand Sera Bungchen, an annual festival that attracts Buddhists from all over the world. « less
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Ranked #8 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #9 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Historic Sites; Outdoors
Owner description: Complex consisting of the Dalai Lamas' summer residence. The park consist of palace, nice pond areas and a small onsite zoo.... more » Owner description: Complex consisting of the Dalai Lamas' summer residence. The park consist of palace, nice pond areas and a small onsite zoo. « less
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Ranked #10 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Museums
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Ranked #11 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Transportation; Other
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Ranked #15 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #17 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Caverns/ Caves; Outdoors
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Ranked #18 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

located north of Lhasa city,  in the direction towards Sera monastery. it is one of the oldest monastery & the Tang Dynasty Princess WenCheng stayed there when she married the... more »

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Ranked #19 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Museums
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Ranked #22 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #23 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #26 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #27 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Museums
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Ranked #28 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Islands; Outdoors
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Ranked #30 of 56 attractions in Lhasa
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Outdoors
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