Lhasa, China

Admire the majestic Potala Palace

As an iconic historical and cultural hotspot of Tibet, Potala Palace, the world's highest ancient palace, is a must-see attraction for anyone traveling to the land of myths and natural grandeur. It was built as the center of Tibetan government by the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645 then became the residence of the Dalai Lamas from 1649 to 1959. The palace is named after Mount Potalaka, a holy hill in South India whose Sanskrit word means "Abode of the Avalokitesvara". Potala Palace was actually an overlay the remains of a former fortress built from the 7th century. This giant 13-storey palace stands 3,750 meters above sea level at its highest point, covers over 13 hectares with sloping stone walls measure 3 meters thick on average, and contains over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues. The whole place is composed of 2 parts, the Red Palace as the center and the White Palace as two wings. It now has become a museum which depicts the Tibet's great history and culture and was considered an architectural masterpiece of Tibetans. Owning the richness of important values, Potala was recognized an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Following the steps up to the top, you can see the great views of Lhasa city as well as beautiful plateau landscape far away.

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Deeply immerse in the spiritual world and holy atmosphere of Lhasa city through a wide range of cultural visits en route

Get ready for your Lhasa's journey by the first free day for refreshment and acclimating to the high altitude and weather of Lhasa

Admire the splendid and expensive-looking architecture of the Potala Palace, the world's highest palace

Visit over one-thousand-year-old Jokhang Temple, the holiest Buddhist temple in Tibet

Embrace Tibetan's traditional ways of life in Barkhor Street, the famous pilgrimage circle outside the Jokhang Temple

Make an excursion discovering further in Lhasa including Norbulingka Park - the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas as well the largest man-made Tibetan garden and Drepung Monastery

Come over the featured six hundred year-old Sera Monastery, where is well-known for its grand ceremony of Buddhist debating


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A must-visit Lhasa Sera Monastery

Located at the base of a mountain in the northern suburb of Lhasa, Lhasa Sera Monastery or Sera Monastery is one the three famous monasteries in the city. The name, Sera, means wild rose in the...

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