We’ve compiled the best of the best in Tibet - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Jokhang Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This temple is the most sacred building in Tibet. From the gentle flicker of a butter-lamp light dancing off antique murals, statues, tapestries...Read More

  • 2. Potala Palace


    The awesome sight that is the Potala Palace is quite rightly considered a wonder of the world. However, virtually nothing remains of the original...Read More

  • 3. Ani Tsangkung Nunnery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This small, colorful convent has a livelier atmosphere than what you'll find at Lhasa's monasteries. Beaming nuns encourage you to wander through...Read More

  • 4. Barkhor


    Circling the walls of the Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor is not only Tibetan Buddhism's holiest pilgrimage circuit but also the best spot in Lhasa...Read More

  • 5. Kundeling Monastery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This monastery is often overlooked by tourists, so it's less crowded than others around Lhasa. If you arrive in the morning, climb to a second...Read More

  • 6. Muslim Quarter


    In perhaps the most Buddhist of cities, the Muslim Quarter—centered on Lhasa's Great Mosque—is a bit of an anomaly. The district was originally...Read More

  • 7. Norbulingka Palace


    The Seventh Dalai Lama (1708–57), a frail man, chose to build a summer palace on this site because of its medicinal spring, and later moved...Read More

  • 8. Palha Lupuk Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Religious rock paintings dating from as early as the 7th century can be seen at this grotto-style temple. On the third floor you'll find an...Read More

  • 9. Ramoche Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This temple was founded by Queen Wengcheng at the same time as the Jokhang Temple. Its three-story structure dates from the 15th century. Despite...Read More

  • 10. Tibet Museum


    For the Chinese interpretation of Tibetan history, politics, and culture, visit this modern museum. The Y20 personal audio guide provides commentary...Read More

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