As a hot tourist destination for travelers in the world, Tibet is famous for its charming natural scenery, mysterious Tibetan Buddhism, splendid snow-capped mountains, and crystal-like lakes. Wandering on this boundless plateau, you must be stunned by the numerous Tibetan attractions. Among the numerous scenic spots in Tibet, there are some top attractions which are worthy of being recommended to you.
Located in the center of Lhasa city, Potala Palace is the landmark of Lhasa. Due to the special political position, Potala Palace is the highest building in Lhasa. Many years’ ago, Potala Palace played an important role for Tibetans. It was used as the center of politic, economy, and culture. Besides that, Potala Palace was used as the winter palace for Dalai Lama. But now, since the union of China, it has become a modern museum which collecting thousands of Tibetan antiques. If you want to learn more about Tibetan cultures and traditions, you must enter the inside of Potala Palace. All the pictures, ancient items, paintings, statues, and so on are the best witnesses of Tibetan history. If you climb to the highest floor of Potala Palace, you can see the whole view of Lhasa city.
Crowned as the holy center for Tibetans, Lhasa city is the gathering place for most pious pilgrims in the world. Every year, a great number of pilgrims will head to Lhasa city to do kora in some sacred Tibetan temples and monasteries. Among the numerous Tibetan temples and monasteries, Jokhang Temple is the most popular one. Locate in the center of Lhasa city, Jokhang Temple is the Top one temple in Tibet which is a must-see place for international travelers. With an area of 25,100 square meters, Jokhang Temple was built in Tang Dynasty. The construction style of Jokhang Temple is combined with three different places, including Tang, Tibet, and Nepal. Listed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage, Jokhang Temple was built by King Songtsem Gampo in Tang Dynasty. In order to host the Buddha statue, Songtsem Gampo built it as a gift for Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang Dynasty. It is said that without visiting Jokhang Temple, your tour in Tibet must be a regret.
Where can I buy some local Tibetan clothes, items, food, and so on? This question is often be raised by a lot of travelers. Located around the Lhasa city, Barkhor Street is the best place to go. As one of the busiest street in Tibet, Barkhor Street always crows with a large number of buyers and sellers. There are lots of traditional Tibetan and Nepalese souvenirs. Therefore, you can buy as you want in this shopping center. What’s more, the tea house on this street is also a good place to go. Having a cup of tea in the tea house, talking with your friends under the sunlight, what a leisure day.
Besides those attractions I mentioned in Tibet, there are some extra attractions which are worthy of being recommended to you, such as Sera Monastery, Lake Yamdrok, Mt Everest, Mt Kailash, Tashilunpo Monastery, and so on.