Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, is a unique and spiritual city on a snow plateau. Lhasa is also known as "the City of Sunlight" for it enjoys much more sunshine than most places in the world. As the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa boasts numerous well-preserved Buddhist constructions, most of which are mysterious palaces and monasteries. All the holy sites are well protected and carefully maintained by a devout population. Therefore, after a thousand years of vicissitudes, the ancient palaces, temples, relics and streets thick with religious history can still keep pace with the modern society.
Just to name a few of the tourist sights in Lhasa: the number one spot in Lhasa is the world famous Potala Palace which has attracted millions of tourists and pilgrims from all over the world; attractions around Potala are Jokhang Temple surrounded by the Barkhor shopping center, Chakpori Hill to the right of the Potala, Ramoche Temple and Norbulingka- the former Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas. Besides, the three main monasteries in Lhasa are also not to be missed. They are Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery. If you get to Lhasa by air, you will see a simple but attractive temple north of the highway from the Gongkar Airport to Lhasa. A little east of the temple is a giant carved Buddha, Nietang Buddha. It is a little difficult to list all the Buddhist sites in Lhasa, but it is undeniable that all these sights in Lhasa will offer you further insights into the fascinating history, culture and life of the Tibetan people.
Except the cultural attractions, Lhasa is also proud of attractive natural scenery, like beautiful Lhasa River, the sacred lake Namtso, the majestic Nyainqentanglha Mountain Range, the well-known Yangpachen hot springs and so on. In a word, no one has excuse of denying the attraction of Lhasa, and it is not strange that Lhasa is a dream place for so many travellers around the world.
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Drepung Monastery is known as the biggest monastery in the world and the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism.
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