Top Tourists Attractions in Tibet

Tibet is known as the roof of the world, also considered one of the most sacred regions with spectacular scenery, time-honored architectures, and mysterious religious culture. Tibet is so great that every year millions of travelers come here for a pilgrimage and visit various tourists attractions. Some of them are really well-known and popular, such as the Potala Palace, Mount Everest, and Yamdroktso Lake, etc. These stunning attractions make travelers really excited about their Tibet tours. Here I would like to introduce top tourists attractions of Tibet to you, which can offer you a bright picture of your Tibet tour.

Potala Palace

Potala Palace is the world’s highest palace located in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet autonomous region in China. It is not only a sacred Palace but also a majestic museum of Tibetan history, art, and culture. So there is no surprise that Potala Palace is considered the landmark of the Tibet.

Potala Palace is located on the Red Hill near the Lhasa River. As the symbol of Tibetan ancient architecture, it was rebuilt in the 17th century and had become a religious and political center of Tibet.

There are many things that deserve to visit in Potala Palace, and the whole construction of the palace itself is the first and also the most beautiful one to see. Besides, a variety of well-preserved artworks are displayed in this museum. Tourists also can see different religious treasures in Potala Palace, so Potala Palace is definitely the first place tourists must come in their Tibet Tour. 

Holy lake Yamdroktso
Holy Lake Yamdroktso

Yamdroktso Lake

There are three sacred lakes in Tibet. Lake Yamdroktso, Lake Namtso, and Lake Manasarovar. The Tibetan believe the name “Yamdroktso” can help them seek for the reincarnated soul of the Dalai Lama. It is said that the senior monks are obliged to look for the boy who owns the reincarnated soul of the Dalai Lama after a Dalai Lama passes away. So the Tibetan chant and pray by the Lake Yamdroktso, and throw halidoms and Hada which is a piece of silk used for a blessing into the lake, to receive the response of the concrete location of the Dalai Lama's soul.

Lake Yamdroktso is also famous for its attractive blue water. Actually, the water can change into diverse colors, which makes the lake more stunning for travelers. The scene can be observed from a distance. For example, the S307 pass is where you can have an entire view of it. When the sun is shining on it, the Lake Yamdroktso turns to turquoise. As the angle of sunlight changes, the color of the lake becomes many degrees of blue, such as light blue, and sapphire. This scenery is really fascinating for every tourist who has a chance to watch it in reality. If you do have a Tibet tour, you definitely do not want to miss it.

Moreover, Lake Yamdroktso is where many migratory birds are living. As the largest habitat in southern Tibet for these birds, tourists can view a spectacular scene there that numerous white birds flying above the lake with their offspring during Tibet’s Fall and Winter, which can provide many great photos for your Tibet tour. 


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