5-Day Lhasa City Tour
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5-Day Lhasa City Tour

5-Day Lhasa City Tour

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Duration: 5 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Ganden Monastery , Norbulingka , Sera Monastery , Drepung Monastery
Update: Jan. 20th, 2013
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  • Day 1:Arrive in Lhasa

    Our local guide will greet you at the airport or the railway station and present you a Hada (presenting Hada is a special ceremony of Tibetan for greeting their guests). Then we will set out for the Holy City – Lhasa which is 3658 meters above the sea level. You could take a rest and adapt yourself to the plateau environment after we arrived at our hotel.

    Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel Meals:None
  • Day 2:Potala Palace – Jokhang Temple – Barkhor Street

    We will visit the highest ancient castle style architectural complex above the sea level – Potala Palace (1 hour). It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet. It was built in the 7th century during the reign of Songtsen Gampo. Potala Palace is composed of the White Palace and the Red Palace.

    In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple which was widely accepted as the spiritual center of Tibet. The precious Statue of 12-year Sakyamuni (the founder of Buddhism) brought to Tibet by Princess of Chinese Tang Dynasty and the statues of some eminent Buddhists are enshrined in the monastery. There are also exquisite murals which present the history and culture of Tibet collected in the monastery. Then we will take a ramble at Barkhor Street which around the Jokhang Temple. There we could experience the traditional culture and daily life of Tibetan.

    Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 3:Drepung Monastery – Sera Monastery - Norbu Lingka

    We will make a visit to Drepung Monastery in the morning. It is the largest monastery in the world and one of the three great monasteries of Gelug Sect. There were more than 10000 Buddhists in the monastery in its heyday.

    In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery – one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa which is noted for its Buddhism scripture debating. Sera means wild rose in Tibetan. It was constructed by a famous disciple of Tsongkhapa in 1419. The monastery covers an area of 0.11 million square meters. Then we will tour to Norbu Lingka – the summer palace of Dalai Lamas. It was constructed in 1740s and covers an area of 0.36 square meters after more than 200 years expansion. It is the largest artificial garden in Tibet with beautiful landscapes and rich historical relics.

    Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 4:Ganden Monastery – Tsayeba Monastery

    We will set out for Ganden Monastery after breakfast in the morning. Ganden Monastery ranks first among the six monasteries of Gelug Sect. It was constructed in 1409 and there were about 4000 Buddhists in the monastery at its heyday. It is highly respected by the followers of Tibetan Buddhism since it was built by the founder of Gelug Sect – Master Tsongkhapa.

    In the afternoon, we will visit one of the four asharams during Tubo Kingdom Period in Tibet - Tsayeba Monastery. It is a holy place of Tibetan Buddhism composed of queer mountains, particular rocks, caverns and monastery. It is noted for its long history and amazing landscapes. There is an old proverb among Tibetan goes that the holy place of Tibet is Lhasa and holy place of Lhasa is Tsayeba Monastery. Then we will back to Lhasa.

    Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 5:Leave Lhasa

    We will see you off at the airport or railway station.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:B

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