Visit the top attractions of Lhasa
Lhasa has many attractions that you must see and that you should include in your trip if you want to experience the incredibly enchanting atmosphere of the city.
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In the 1930s, the Monastery was ranked among the largest monasteries, with 7,000 and 10,000 monks from various countries living on its site. Its colorful halls were divided into four schools of monks. And while the number of monks has dropped to about 2,000 today, Drepung is now divided into seven colleges.
Jokhang Temple is a four-storey timber complex with a golden top. It adopted the architectural styles of the Tang Dynasty, as well as those of Tibet and Nepal. Whoever is standing in his square can see the whole complex which is gilded and ornately decorated with jewelry typical of Tibet.
The Potala Palace, the 7th-century Dalai Lama winter palace, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The complex, consisting of the White and Red Palaces, is built on the Red Mountain in the center of the Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700m.
Ramoche Temple is one of the oldest religious buildings in Lhasa. Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo built it in the 7th century. The temple houses the statue of Jowo Mikyo Dorje, representing the Present Buddha at the age of eight. Ramoche is very popular with locals and pilgrims from all over Tibet.