What are must-see attractions in Tibet

The attraction and culture of Xian tour is very different from that of Tibet. The following attractions should not be missed in Tibet.

1. Midui Glacier

Midui Glacier, located in Yupu Township, is the lowest altitude above sea level in the world. It was ranked by China National Geography Magazine as one of the top six most beautiful glaciers in China and opened to tourists in 2007.

The glacier is passes through four distinct regions: snow-capped mountains, forests, lakes and villages and temples coexist in harmony. It looks as if Nature's hand itself had taken up a brush to paint a splashed-ink landscape.

Admission: 50 yuan

Travel tips: It is about an hour's walk from the entrance to the glacier.

2. Tashilhunpo Monastery

Tashilhunpo Monastery, founded in 1447 by the First Dalai Lama, is one of the Big Six Monasteries of the Gelug sect of Buddhism in Tibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery covers nearly 300,000 square meters in Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest city, after expansions by the Fourth Panchen Lama and his successors. The monastery is comprised of grand palaces that house gigantic statues and wall paintings showcasing of Buddhist art.

Admission: 55 yuan

Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:00(closed for lunch from 12:00 to 14:00)

Travel tips: During some important Tibetan festivals, visitors could enter the monastery for free. The recommended time for a visit is three hours.

Tashilhunpo Monastery should not be missed for your China travel.

3. Barkhor

Barkhor is a small neighborhood of ancient streets and a public square surrounding Jokhang Temple in the old area of Lhasa. The oldest street appeared about 1,300 years ago after Jokhang Temple was built in 647, attracting thousands of Buddhist pilgrims. The streets are full of religious atmosphere and show the original Lhasa. Shops offer prayer wheels, chubas (traditional Tibetan clothing), Tibetan knives and religious articles for sale.

Travel tips: Walking in a clockwise direction along the street is recommended. Because of many lanes there, it is better not stay too late in the street.

If you want to know more information of the above-mentioned attractions, you can contact with China tour agents.

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