Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Tibet
Tibet is famous for its majestic, magical, and magnificent natural scenery, its vast territory, spectacular landscapes, and rich tourism resources, which attract countless tourists every year!
It can be said that everyone has a dream of Tibet because it is the closest place to heaven, the purest place, where there is a lack of oxygen, but not a lack of faith.
So, do you know which are the most worthy attractions in Tibet?
Don’t worry! In this article, Dolma summarizes for you the top 10 most beautiful tourist attractions in Tibet, let’s take a look!
1. Lhasa Potala Palace
Potala Palace, is the highest palace in the world, three colors of the palace to synthesize a whole, white palace, red palace, yellow palace, the red palace as the center, you need to climb more than 900 steps.
If for the first time to Lhasa, it is recommended to rest a day is going to avoid high reflexes, the whole scenic area is required to follow the node time, to enter the visit, the Potala Palace is a world cultural heritage, now for the national 5A level tourist attractions, and touring the Potala Palace, the indoor is not allowed to take pictures, and the best place, is the square or Medicine, King Mountain, especially in the evening, the scenery is absolutely beyond your imagination!
2. Everest Base Camp
This direction also includes Rikaze, as the second city of Tibet after Lhasa, Rikaze comes with the attribute of playing cards. Everest Base Camp is a must-see for those who have the “World’s Best” complex. When you are in the world’s highest elevation of a piece of highland, surrounded by the world’s highest mountain group, will have a kind of far from the surface of the earth feeling.
Namtso, more than 240 kilometers from Lhasa, Dangxiong, needs to follow the Qinghai-Tibet line north to Dangxiong and then westbound. Is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet, and is also the second largest saltwater lake in Tibet, the vast waters, Nianqing Tanggula mountain, and the Namtso love story is more widely spread.
The altitude is relatively high, and the elevation of the lake is 4718 meters, so if you come here to play, you must move slowly to avoid high reflexes.
One day is not enough time to visit Namtso, one will be more rushed, and more tired, because one way from Lhasa to Namtso’s Zhaxi Peninsula is close to 4 hours.
Namtso’s northern sacred elephant heavenly gate scenic area is the location of the newly discovered beauty in recent years, also worth a look.
4. Yamdrok Yongcuo
Yamdrok Yongcuo, about 110 kilometers from Lhasa, Shannan City, is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet, over the altitude of more than 5,000 meters above the sea level of Mount Gambara can see the beautiful Yamdrok Yongcuo, it is like a jade belt floating between the mountains.
If you go to Yamdrok Yongcuo, you can easily use a day to finish the tour.
5. Lhasa Dazhao Monastery
Dazhao Monastery, if Lhasa is the heart of the snowy plateau, Dazhao Monastery is the heart of Lhasa. It is surrounded by the bustling Barkhor Street but not tainted with the smell of the world, the high walls seem to block all the hustle and bustle of the world outside, the Dazho Monastery in Tibetan Buddhism has supreme status, and is a Buddhist pilgrimage shrine.
Because of the innumerable statues and treasures enshrined inside, each with its history, if you want to visit, it is best to hire an interpreter, he will take you further understanding of this snowy plateau.
Barkhor Street is a street around the outside of the Dazho Monastery, follow the footsteps of the locals, in this street, you can get closer to the Tibetan faith, and feel the power of faith.
6. Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery is intended to be located in Tibet Rikaze, under the Nisei Mountain, covers an area of 150,000 square meters, 57 monk houses, all the temple houses a total of 3,600, its architecture blends the traditional architectural features of Tibetan areas and the characteristics of Buddhism is one of the six famous yellow monasteries in China.
Tashilhunpo Monastery is built according to the mountain, in its surrounding built palace walls, winding palace walls, and its solemn temples, together constitute the sacred source of Zashilunbu Temple. Zashilunpo Temple is comparable to the Dalai’s Potala Palace.
The roofs shine in gold, and the place is very colorful and gives a bright and pleasant feeling. There are countless curved alleys, and the design of each courtyard, which is not the same, takes more than half a day if you want to feel it in detail.
Batsontso is located more than 50 kilometers from the Linzhi area in the upper reaches of the Ba River high mountain gorge, is the local gods and sacred lake, but also the first natural scenery class 5A scenic spot in Tibet, blue sky, white clouds and pale mountains, coupled with a bay of the turquoise lake, as if a fairyland on earth.
The more amazing thing is that the color of Basom Tso when it is cloudy has been changing between turquoise, gray-green, bright green, and other colors, which makes people curious about the reason for it.
There is a Hu Tian Dao in the center of the lake, there is a temple above, and more birds, listening to the sound of birds, the mood will also become pleasant.
8. Gang Rinpoche
Gang Rinpoche, from a distance, the situation of the pyramid of the snow mountain, the peak of the year-round snow, is the most sublime status of the local Tibetan sacred mountain, and is even considered the “center of the world”. There are two major highlights of the tour of Gang Rinpoche
- the day’s rich and varied mountain landscape is rugged and difficult to travel, but for those who like climbing tourism has a fatal attraction.
- consecutive visits to the Selong Temple, thirteen golden pagodas, Jiangzha Temple three temples, looking at the spectacular religious architectural landscape.
Only a small group of travel alone to turn the mountain still has a fairly high risk, and needs to pay attention to.
9. Namcha Barwa peak
Namcha Barwa Peak, located in the Himalayas, Nyingchi Tanggula Range, and the intersection of the Hengduan Mountains, is the highest mountain in Linzhi City, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, 7782 meters above sea level, belongs to the Himalayas, located in the easternmost end of the Himalayas.
It is the holy place of the oldest Tibetan Buddhism “Yongzhong Buddhism” and is known as “the father of all mountains in Tibet”.
Meanwhile, the adjacent Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon turns a horseshoe-shaped bend around him and then extends out in the direction of the Indian Ocean. Namcha Barwa is also known as “Mu Zhuo Ba Mountain”, its huge triangular peak body snow all year round, is cloudy, and never easy to reveal its true face, so it is also known as the “Shy Girl Peak”.
10. Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon
Yarlung Zangbo River is the longest plateau river in China, located in the Tibet Autonomous Region, and is also one of the highest rivers in the world.
It originates from the Jema Yangzong Glacier at the northern foot of the Himalayas in southwestern Tibet, and the upper reaches are called the Maquan River, which crosses southern Tibet from west to east and turns south around the easternmost Namcha Barwa peak of the Himalayas, leaving China via the Baxiqa.
The Yarlung Tsangpo River Grand Canyon at the big bend of the Yarlung Tsangpo River is the world’s first Grand Canyon and has been certified as the world’s deepest Grand Canyon and the world’s longest Grand Canyon by the China World Records Association.
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Author: Travel Blogger Dolma
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