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Best Places to Visit in Tibet Tours

By Ana Smith       Sep 07, 2016

Best Places to Visit in Tibet Tours

You may have explored the world in your own way and by setting your own timing and pre-fix plan of spending a number of days to a destinations. But, still you are missing a lot, especially if you have not added Tibet in the memories of your holidays. The beautiful area of Himalayan Range holds the imagination of Shangri-La too many westerns for centuries. Beautiful Tibet attracts millions of travelers each year to admire its surreal natural beauty and old religious culture.

Tibet tours are offered to let you explore the hidden treasure of natural beauty and tranquility that lies in various things. There are numerous wonderful destinations to see during your holidays in Tibet that will surprise you and persuade you for wonderful time again and again. Some of the wonderful tourist destinations that are covered by various attractive Tibet tour packages are the following.

Jokhang Temple - Wonderful Attraction to See in Lhasa
Located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa, the beautiful Supreme Temple of Tibetan Buddhism is the most sacred and important temples of Tibetans built by the King SOngtsan Gampo for his two brides. It has wonderful architectural designs to keep one impressed.

The Potala Palace
Located in the northwest of Lhasa City on the side of Marpo Ri or Red Mountain, the Potala Palace is a large and impressive building built in 637 as Royal Palace of King Songtsan Gampo. However, it was reconstructed in the year of 1645 by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama - named Lozang Gyatso. From that time, it is the residence of the Dalai Lama and the theocratic center of Tibet. It is the Palace of Art and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Namsto - Counted As the Most Beautiful Places in Tibet
Namsto is the most beautiful places in Tibet in Damxung County ad Baingo County of Tibet Autonomous Region. Lake Namsto is the second largest salt water lake in China that means Heaven Lake at an altitude of 4718 meter above sea level. This Lake is counted as the holy lake by Tibetan Buddhist.

Yamdrok Lake - One of the Three Holy Lakes in Tibet
Yamdrok Lake is among one of the three holy lakes in Tibet in Nagarze County. It is around 70 km from Lhasa. It is almost 70 times the size of West Lake in Hangzhou. The coral-colored lake is also called as Coral Lake. You will see Samding Monastery on the southwest coast of the lake. You will be busy to see the blue sky, wild animals and plants, monastery, snowy mountains and combining lakes during your tour here.

Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon
It is the deepest canyon in the world and of course the most beautiful canyon in China stretching 505 km from Daduka Village in Mainling County at an altitude of 2880 meter. It has different altitudes from different areas. It is also the biggest channel for aqueous vapor from the Indian Ocean to access Tibet Plateau.

Yangbajing Hot Springs
Located in the town of Damxung County at the distance of around 90 km from Lhasa in northwest is famous for its geothermal resource. It is the highest hot springs in China surrounded by snowy mountains.

Barkhor Street
Perfect place to walk around in the old town of Lhasa City, Barkhor Street is a commercial center that retains the traditional features of the ancient city and its living mode. You will see more than 150 handicraft shops and 200 stalls on the street with 8000 kind of goods.

Located in west of Lhasa at short distance of the southwest of the Potala Palace, Norbuilingka was the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas in 36 hectares with 374 rooms.

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Located on Nyima Mountain in west of Shigatse City built in 1447 by Gendun Drup, it is one of the four Gelugpa monasteries in Tibet.  Other monasteries are Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Gandan Monastery; while Tashilhunpo Monastery is the largest monastery in Shigatse that can accommodate 2000 chanting sutras.

There are numerous other destinations in and around Lhasa that you will see during your holidays in Tibet. These tour packages are easily available at Simons Holidays reputed travel agency.


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Hi, I'm Ana Smith from USA, I love to travel & explore different countries and continents. I came to India and found it to be a wonderful and unique country with unity in diversity, different traditions, and cultures. After spending a 2 years in the country, I decided to share my India tour experiences through articles and blogs to make people aware of the wonderful destinations in India. Currently I am working with Simons Holidays as official writer.

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