Tibet is a mysterious and holy place on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which is regarded as roof of the world. This pure land offers you a great chance to discover the extraordinary sceneries, particular culture and Tibetan Buddhism. What to do in Tibet? Top 7 things to do in Tibet listed below may help you find out the best things you could do in Tibet.
Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8, 848 metres, must be one of the top reasons for visiting Tibet. Mount Everest is a dream of tourists who are crazy about hiking and mountaineering. The best time to climb Mount Everest is April to May, just take a challenge if you’re really interested.
Potala Palace in Lhasa is one of the most representative symbols of Tibet, which represents ancient architectural art of Tibetan style, with a designable combination of white and red as main color of the buildings. Go start a cultural discovery trip to Potala Palace is no doubt a must-do thing in Tibet.
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Reputed as the spiritual center of Tibet, Jokhang Temple is a holy place of Tibetan Buddhism where amounts of pilgrims head to. Architectural style of Jokhang Temple combines Tibetan features with different architectural characteristics from Tang Dynasty, Nepal as well as India, it is also a good place to appreciate ancient architectures in Tibet.
Tashihunpo Monastery, situated in Shigatse, has a grand view of its architectures. Temple complex here is as wonderful as Potala Palace in Lhasa, with golden tops and red walls of the main buildings, which make it more majestic. As one of the most important monasteries in Tibet, you can explore both Tibetan culture and different architectural art in Tashihunpo Monastery.
Yamdrok Lake is one of the most famous three holy lakes in Tibet, along with the other two lakes, Namtso Lake and Lake Manasarovar. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Yamdrok Lake is considered to be a sapphire on the plateau, with ever-changing color of rich blue layers, showing a blue dreamworld to all the people. Namtso Lake in Lhasa and Lake Manasarovar in Ngari are also good choices if you like splendid lake views very much.
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Barkhor Street around Jokhang Temple is a holy road to Tibetan people, the well-preserved appearance of architectures and traditional living style of local people make it become the most famous and prosperous commercial center of Lhasa. Seek for something special along Barkhor Street is one of the top things to do in Tibet, you may choose all kinds of famous products like Tibetan knifes with distinctive Tibetan features, besides, Tibetan carpets, ornaments and other traditional handcrafts are also popular among tourists.
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Tibetan food has its unique highland characteristics which is really different from traditional Chinese food in any other areas. Highland barley is the most distinctive material, you won’t regret trying Tsampa which is made of barley flour. Other recommended food you should try are yak beef, grilled mutton chops, Tibetan Buttered Tea, Tibetan barley wine and Tibetan Yogurt.
If you can’t get used to certain food in Tibet, you can also find some western restaurants and traditional Chinese restaurants served Sichuan food or other Chinese cuisines.
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Don’t hesitate if you are interested in Tibet culture or the best plateau sceneries. Popular tours below may help you easily make a Tibet travel plan.
►5 Days Tour from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka, Yamdrok Lake
►6 Days Mystical Tibet Exploring Tour: Lhasa, Shigatse
►8 Days Tibet Group Tour to Mt. Everest Base Camp: Lhasa, Shigatse, Tingri, Mt. Everest Base Camp
Also consider connecting your Tibet tour with other popular cities in China, or you can take a train tour to experience a wonderful view along Qinghai-Tibet Railway.
►7 Days Qinghai-Tibet Train Experience: Xining, Lhasa
►11 Days China Tour to Tibet: Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Shanghai
Feel free to contact us if you have any doubts, we’re pleased to help you with your unforgettable tour in Tibet. You can also tailor-made your own Tibet tour at Free Online Tailor-made Tour to create your unique Tibet tour.
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