The Tibet autonomous region is located in the southwest of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. People in the snow-covered plateau seem to be born to pray for sentient beings. They chant sutras, turn their drums, and kowtow every day, day after day, year after year. The beliefs of Tibetan people give Tibet a mysterious color. And, due to its special culture and environment, Tibet has many world-famous attractions, such as the magnificent Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, the bustling Barkhor Street, the highest peak in the world--Mount Everest, the holy lake Namtso, and so on. All of these make Tibet a unique tourist resort. For many tourists, traveling to Tibet is irreplaceable anywhere else.
Here are the top 10 attractions in Tibet:
Potala Palace, standing on the Red Mountain in the northwest of Lhasa, Tibet, was beginning to build in the middle of the 7th century (641). It is the brightest pearl on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau and the highest palace in the world. It also collects numerous treasures, which can be called an art palace and treasure house. Nowadays, the Potala Palace has become the best tourist card in Tibet, attracting a large number of tourists from home and abroad every year.
Located in the center of Lhasa, the Barkhor Street preserve the original look of Lhasa. It is also the gathering place of religion, economy, and culture in Lhasa. For every tourist who travels to Lhasa, Barkhor Street is a must-see attraction.
Jokhang temple, also known as Zulakan, is located in the center of Lhasa's old city. Founded in the 21st year of Zhenguan (647), it was built by the king of Tibet, Songtsen Gambo, in memory of Princess Chizun entering Tibet. It is also the oldest surviving civil structure in Tibet and the holiest site of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Norbulingka is known as the Summer Palace of Lhasa. It is the largest man-made garden in Tibet with the best scenery and the most historical sites. Its layout has the characteristics of both the Tibetan plateau and the Chinese mainland gardens.
Namtso Lake, located in central Tibet autonomous region, is the second largest lake in Tibet and the third largest saline lake in China. Known as the heaven lake on the roof of the world, it is also the highest large-scale lake in the world.
The Yangpachen is located in Dangxiong county, 91.8 kilometers away from northwest Lhasa, Tibet. On the roof of the world, the Yangpachen is a new town that brings light and hopes to the ancient city of Lhasa on the plateau. There are multiple buses to Yangpachen at the Lhasa coach station every day.
Mount Everest is the main peak of the Himalayas and the highest mountain in the world. It is located on the border between China and Nepal, and its northern part is in Dingri county, Tibet, China; its southern part is in Nepal. Conquering Mount Everest is a lifelong dream for many climbers.
Located in the intersection of the Himalayas, Nyenchen Tanggula Mountains, and Hengduan Mountains, the Mount Namjagbarwa is the highest mountain in Nyingchi city, Tibet, China, with an altitude of 7782 meters. It is said that the most beautiful scenery of Mount Namjagbarwa can only be seen in autumn and winter.
The main part of the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is in Metuo county. It is the deepest canyon in the world. The canyon is home to many animals and plants barely explored and affected by human influence, while its climate ranges from subtropical to the Arctic.
Located in the northern suburbs of Lhasa, the Sera Monastery is one of the six main temples of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The monks’ debate in the Sera Monastery is definitely very distinctive.