Top attractions in Lhasa - Tibet - part 1
There are a number of top attractions in Lhasa, which will be a treat for your eyes. So come and visit Lhasa, the historic capital of Tibet, its impressive heritage of over a thousand years of cultural and spiritual history has made it the paradise of every dream-seeker. It is also the pilgrimage destination of all Tibetans, pilgrims are busy with their full-body-prostration circulation around the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. Without doubt The Potala Palace, as the symbol of Lhasa, is a must see when you are in your Tibet tour. The suitable climate in Lhasa makes it possible to be visited throughout the year.
The Potala Palace -- Standing like a giant upon the Red Hill of central Lhasa, the Potala Palace is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet. The whole palace has a distinctive Tibetan style, it consists of the White Palace and Red Palace. The White Palace, serving as the living quarters of the Daila Lama, has the gorgeous furnishings and rational distribution. The Red Palace, including various chambers for worshiping Buddha and chambers for housing the pagodas of the Daila Lama of the past, is the most magnificent place in the palace. The palace also has a remarkable collection of countless treasures including sculptures, murals, scripture and other valuable relics.
The Jokhang Temple -- As the spiritual center of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims. The Jokahang Temple has a high reputation as much as the Potala Palace in the heart of all Tibetans. The main hall is a three storey timber complex covered by a unique typical Tibetan summit, shining under the sunshine, which makes it glorious and brilliant! Here you can see devout pilgrims prostrate on the ground, worshiping the Buddha all the way. Here you can get a real taste of Tibetan culture and explore it in the fabulous sculptures and murals. Here in this top attractions in Lhasa you can see the eternity of the years, recorded by the long-lighting butter lights which witnesses the ceaseless footprints of the pilgrims.
Barkhor Street -- To visit the Jokhang Temple, surely you will pass through the Barkhor Street, one of top attractions in Lhasa and the most famous koras in Tibet. A street turned every day by the flow of continuous, Buddhism pilgrims can be seen throughout the day and night walking, praying clockwise along the street and chanting sutras, that is the way they express their piety. Walking on the hustle and bustle of the street, it's super easy for you to get a perfect souvenir as both sides of the street stand there are various shops in which you can buy beautiful souvenirs.