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Update: Apr. 26th, 2012

Attractions of Tibet Overland Tour

Tibet overland tour is included by many Tibet tour itineraries such as Tibet classic tour, Tibet adventure tour, Tibet train tour, Tibet to Nepal tour, Tibet festival tour and Tibet trekking tour.

Thus Tibet overland tour includes many attractions such as Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Ramoche Temple, Ganden Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery and Rongbuk Monastery.

Tibet Overland Tour Attractions

Potala Palace

Potala Palace is located at the center of the city and is one of the cultural relics that are under national protection. The Potala Palace was constructed over 1300 years ago in the 7th century during Songtsen Gampo's time. It is the largest and most complete castle construction that still exists and the place for successive of Dalai Lamas to conduct political affairs and live.

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple was first built in 647. There is a legend saying that Princess Wencheng chose the site, because the location Wotang Lake was believed to be the heart of a female monster. Only by filling up the lake and building a temple on it could let the demon and disasters go away.

Remoche Temple

It was built at the same time as the Jokhang Temple.

The architects were said to have been sent for by Princess Wencheng from the inland China. The complex then was an imitation of Tang style, and destroyed by fire. The present structure is the monastery of the Yellow Sect.

Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery is one of the Yellow Sect. At the southern foot of the Wuze Hill in Sera four-kilometer north of Lhasa, it covers an area of 115,000 square meters. Built in 1419 by a disciple of Tsongkha pa, the master of the Yellow Sect, it has the Coqen Hall ahs a golden gable roof.

Norbuingka

Known as Jewel Garden, Norbulingka is a shining pearl of Lhasa. It is located in the west of the city and is the cultural relic under the national protection.

In 1755, which was the 20th year during Emperor Qianlong's reign, Kalsang Gyatso, the 7th Dalai, built this complex named Gesang Pozhang and used it as a summer resort.

Norbulingka is regarded as the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama's.

Barkhor Street

It is the most prosperous circle-shaped commercial street, which is built around Jokhang Temple. It mostly sells light industry products and handicrafts with strong national characteristics that are produced in Tibet, India and Nepal. This is also the most important road for the Tibetan followers of Buddhism to go to circumambulation.

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