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Address: North of Lhasa city, near Sera monastery, Lhasa, China
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8-Night Tibet Hiking and Horseback Riding Tour

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Small, but very authentic

Really interesting ride out here, passing thru small, rural village without any of the glitz or polish of the urban Lhasa area. Poverty is obvious, and nothing appeared very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
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Port St Lucie, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Really interesting ride out here, passing thru small, rural village without any of the glitz or polish of the urban Lhasa area. Poverty is obvious, and nothing appeared very clean either. The monastery has a couple of features I hadn't seen elsewhere: the cave temple where Buddhism was originally introduced to Tibet. Pilgrims leave their favorite beverages (whatever they are)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The Pabangka Monastery was home to two diving tortoises, male and female which now exist as two giant boulders that form this monastery.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Loved the temples inside, we only saw a monk and no nuns. Best part was the herd of yaks on the hills. Wanted to see yaks and this was last day, and there they were! Loved the isolation, loved the view of Lhasa from up top.

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Asheville, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

you can walk around but there is not much to see. Sera monastery is far better for getting a view of the life of a monk in Tibet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The quietness. Also seeing work in progress was fascinating. the lack of monks at the premises was unusual I thought, but ver serene

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Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our tour guide took us here after we stayed on inLhasa for an extra day due to a delay in obtaining a permit for the next destination on the tour. Only a few km outside Lhasa and also a great vantage point to see the city. There is both a monastry and nunnery, where we witnessed monks and nuns going... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

this monastery is only a few kms outside Lhasa and is quite interesting to visit. there are many chapels and temples to see and it is very quiet and peaceful.

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