16 Unforgettable Things to Do in Tibet

Tibet is a place of mystery and wonder, it is one of the last places in the world where you can witness timeless religion, people, and landscapes.

The capital city of Lhasa holds some incredible monasteries, including the famed Potala Palace, along with a culture that looks like nowhere else in the world.


Of all the sites in Tibet, this one is the most famous and the one that most people will recognize from the travel magazines.

Visit the Potala Palace

Drepung Monastery

The monastery is beautiful, with bright colored window dressings set against off white walls that reach for the bright blur sky.

Sera Monastery

Much like the Drepung, the Sera Monastery offers that same brilliant contrast of colors and locals.

Observe A Monk Debate in Lhasa

An afternoon visit to the monastery will allow you the opportunity to witness the resident monks displaying a debate on philosophy in the courtyard.

Jokhang Temple

It is located smack dab in the center of Lhasa and is surrounded by the famous Barkhor Street, where hundreds of Tibetans spend their day walking and praying.

Spend Some Time on Barkhor Street

This is an excellent place in Lhasa, Tibet to people watch, engage with the locals and get fantastic photos.

Interact With the Locals

Tibet has some of the most friendly people we have encountered in our travels. Despite the presence of very few western travelers, they welcomed us with open arms.

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