- Jokhang Temple Lhasa
Jokhang Temple (or Jokhang Monastery), the spiritual center of Tibet, is situated at the heart of the old town of Lhasa. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsan Gambo for his two wives, the Tang Princess Wencheng and Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti. This 4 storeyed building, with roofs covered with gilded bronze tiles, demonstrates a combination of the architectural style of Han, Tibetan, India and Nepal, as well as a Mandala world outlook of Buddhism.
- Sera Monastery – place where holds Tibetan Buddhism Debating
Sera Monastery is a very famous and important monastery in Lhasa, even in the whole Tibet area. Founded by Sakya Yeshe who was a successful disciple of Tsongkhapa(founder of the Yellow Hat - Gelug) in 1419 ~ 1434, Sera Monastery has contributed much to the developing of Buddhism. It is located in the northern outskirt of Lhasa. After hundreds years of construction, it is now a grand monastery which covers more than 100,000 square meters, and house nearly 600 monks. While there were about 8,000 monks in its peak days.
Sera Monastery is not only a monastery but also a study college for monks. In ancient time, there were many Buddhism master taught and advocated Buddhism here. It also trained hundreds of scholars who attained great reputation in the Buddhist nation. There are many precious relics, arts and scriptures.
- Namtso Lake - The Heavenly Lake in the Holy Land
Namtso Lake is located on the north Tibetan grassland, more than 200 kilometers away from Lhasa. Rising 4,718 meters above sea level and covering an area of 1,920 square kilometers, the lake has 70 kilometers in length from east to west and 30 kilometers in width from south to north. Meanwhile Lake Namtso is the second largest saltwater lake in China next to Qinghai Lake. It is also the highest saltwater lake in the world.
Summer is the best time for Namtso Lake. Wild yaks, hares and other wild animals leisurely look for food along the expansive lake shores; countless migratory birds fly here to lay eggs and feed their young; sometimes lovely fishes in the lake jump out of the lake water, enjoying the warmth of the sunshine; sheep and cows herds are like flowing white blanks on the green grassland which can stretch as far as your eyes can see; the dulcet songs of Gauchos resound through the valleys. This time of the year Namtso Lake is full of life and activity.
- Drepung Monastery - Once the Largest Monastery
Drepung Monastery is another of the six great Gelukpa monasteries of Tibet. It was founded by Jamyang Chojey in 1416. Jamyang Chojey was a disciple of Tsongkhapa, who was the founder of the Gelukpa sect of Tibetan buddhism. The monastery quickly became popular and had a monk population of nearly 2000 within the first two years of its founding.
- Mt. Everest - Top Tibet Attraction
Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the wolrd, is renown as the Third Pole of the World with an elevation of 8,848 metres (29,028 feet). It locates at the border between China and Nepal The Tibetan name is Mount Quomolangma, meaning Goddness Third in Tibet.
The peak is also blessed with many extreme wonders. The top part of the mountian is covered with snow all the year round, when the sun shines on the mountain, the peak is like white pyramid. More often, the thick freely moves clouds and fogs, seems as if a flag with the mast of the peak was swinging, will shroud the peak. This peculiar phenomenon of Mt. Everest is know as “Flag Cloud”. An additional wonder generated here are the bright glaciers, where ices are formed into various shapes like bridges, pagodas and others.
Mt. Everest has been a holy climbing attraction for world’s mountaineers., whiles tourists trek to the front of the peak to enjoy it’s beauty.At the foot of the peak is located the world’s highest temple, Rongbuk Monastery.
Around Mt. Everest, there are four peaks including Mt. Makarluh, Zhuoyo, Shishabanma, Gosanthain and other 14 peaks above 8,000 and 7,000 metres respectively, forming an amazing picture of Mt. Everest Natural Scenert Area with jokuls, peaks groups and mountain waves.