Top 10 places to visit in Tibet

Top 10 places to visit in Tibet

WPotala Palace. Legend has it that the Potala Palace was first built in the 7th century for the wedding of Tibetan King Songtsan Gompo and Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907). What is seen today reflects continuous renovation and additions since the 17th century. Since May, 24 tourist attractions have been included in the "price trusted" list by the China National Tourism Administration after agreements which include not raising prices for three years. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tibet autonomous region. [Photo/IC]

Tashilhunpo monastery. Founded in 1447, the Tashilunpo Monastery is one of the oldest and largest Gelug sect monasteries in Tibet. [Photo/IC]

Mount Qomolangma. The world's highest mountain is a dream for every climber. [Photo/IC]

Sangye Monastery. Founded during the reign of King Trisong Detsen, with the help of Indian Buddhist masters Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita, the Samye Monastery is widely believed to be Tibet's first formal Buddhist monastery. [Photo/IC]

 Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. One of the deepest and longest canyons in the world, the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is home to many animals and plants but is barely explored and affected by human influence. [Photo/IC]

Namtso Lake. As the second largest salt water lake in China and the highest lake in the world, Namtso Lake is known as "Heavenly Lake" in the Tibetan language. [Photo/IC]

Yamdrok Lake. One of Tibet's three holy lakes, together with Nam Co and Mapam Yum Co, Yamdrok Lake is the largest freshwater lake at the foot of the Himalayas. The 638-sq-km body of water is situated more than 4,000 meters above sea level and is believed to be the female guardian of Buddhism in Tibet. [Photo/IC]

Drepung Monastery. Situated on the outskirts of Lhasa, Drepung Monastery is 600 years old. [Photo/IC]

Sera Monastery. One of the biggest monasteries in the city, the Sera Monastery has about 700 resident monks. [Photo/IC]

Lake Manasarovar. One of the highest fresh water lakes in the world, Lake Manasarovar is a holy lake to both Buddhists and Hindus. 

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