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About Sera Monastery The full name of Sera Temple is “Sera Thekchen Ling Monastery”, one of the six main monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Together with Drepung Monastery and Ganden Monastery, it is called the three major monasteries of Lhasa, and it is the latest one of the three major monasteries. Sera...
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Barkhor Street is the oldest street in Lhasa. In the past, it was only a circumambulation path, Now it’s also a shopping center with national characteristics. It’s an old district with colorful Tibetan features. Tibetan houses line the street, and the ground is paved with man-made flagstones, preserving the ancient look. In the street, you...
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Ganden monastery is the greatest and the oldest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It is also one of three principal monasteries in Lhasa.  Other two are Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery). At its peak, it had a registration of more than 4,000 monks. Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelug Sect, established it as the first Gelug...
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Located in the center of old Lhasa city, the Jokhang temple is a prime seat of the of the Tibetan Buddhism, inside we will see lots of statues from different sects. It was first built in 647AD. Main statue inside is the life-sized statue of Sakyamuni at the age of 12, Chinese princess brought from...
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About Potala palace Potala Palace is mainly comprised of the White Palace (administrate building) and the Red Palace (Religious building). The Potala Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks. White Palace The White Palace comprising halls, temples, and courtyards. It serves as the living quarters of the Dalai...
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