Place To See

Potala Palace:
The Potala, one of the most famous architectural works, is erected on top of the Red Hill in Lhasa. The word "Potala" comes from Sanskrit. In 7th century, after the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo's marriage with Princes Wencheng of the Tang Court, the Palace was built for meditation. In the mid -17th century, it was rebuilt by the 5th Dalai Lama to its present size, and ever since it became the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lamas. The construction took fifty years from its beginning to completion. The Potala is divided into two sections, namely, the Red Palace and White Palace. The total height of the Potala is 117m which is built in thirteen storey, the length of the Potala from east to west has 400m and the breadth from south to north has 350m. The whole building is a structure of stone and timber. The top most flat glistens with golden roofs. It is a majestic architectural work and the cream of Tibetan culture and complex of Tibetan and Han culture.

Tholing:
Tholing, at the center of Zanda xian, was the most historical and important monastery of west Tibet, and its influence extended all the way from Kashmir. It was built in the 11th century.Tholing is, in all likelihood, the only place in Tibet with a meaningful collection of this distinctive art form. Tholing architecture was strongly influenced by designs from Yarlung era (7th-9th century).Tholing also provides you many low passes, many others artistic monasteries and wonderful landscape.

Purang:
Purang , also known as, Taklakot is on of the most fascinating places in west Tibet. Purang provides you Tibetan life style, the largest monastic institution in the region, Nepalese and Tibetan market center, cave monastery, Gurla mandate mountains views and natural beauties..

The Jokhang Temple:
The Jokhang Temple , situated in the center of old Lhasa, was originally built in 647 AD. It was built by craftsmen from Tibet, China and Nepal thus features different architectural styles. The Jokhang is the spiritual center of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims. In the central hall is the Jokhang's oldest and most precious object - a sitting statue of Sakyamuni. This was carried to Tibet by Princess Wen Cheng from her home in Changan in 700 AD. The three-leaves roof of the Jokhang offers splendid views of the Barkhor Street, the bustling Barkhor market, across to the Potala Palace.

Tradduk Temple:
It is located in Nedobng County, established by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and belongs to the Gelugpa Sect (Order of Excellence). The main building of this temple is the Assembly Hall. The images enshrined here are all bronze and the corridors are of full of murals.