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Things To Do In Tibet

Tibet is usually known as Roof of the World and among the most mainstream extraordinary goal on the planet and is acclaimed for its profound attraction and common excellence. Tibetan offers a one of a kind affair of good country experience and a knowledge into Tibetan Buddhism. Blended with outings to old cloisters, school of Buddhism exceedingly suggested for the admirer of Tibetan religious philosophy. Tibet Trips offers you an inside and out various experience.

There are various things to do while you visit Tibet, yet we had notice Top spots to visit.

# Lhasa tour

Lhasa is a capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Lhasa lies at an altitude of 3,650 meters (11,975 feet) so that’s why it also counts for the highest cities in the world. Lhasa is the second

famous city in Tibet after Xining city. Lhasa is called as Land of the Gods and is over 1,300 years old and Holy land in the Tibetan language.

# Lhasa Tibet

Lhasa is a jewel of a destination. It is also one of the places which attract the people because of peace environment. We can find numerous important temples and even the world highest brewery

Lhasa is famous for Tibet culture, economy and culture. The city has also been chossen as one of the

24 historical and cultural cities of China. There are many places to visit in Lhasa & main tourist’s attractions like Potala, Jokhang, Barkhor, Ramoche is easily navigable on foot.

# Drak Yerpa

Drak Yerpa is the holiest place and caves in Lhasa, Tibet. It is located on a hillside Dagze, Lhasa, Tibet. It is found by Tibetan queen Monza Triucham. It is one of the popular places to visit in Tibet. It has also become one of the three most important centers of meditation & retreat in Central Tibet. It locates in the spectacular limestone crag of the Yerpa Valley, with an altitude of above 4000 meters.

There were some 300 monks living at Yerpa from at least the beginning of the 19th century until 1959.

There are many caves in yer pa and some of them are more than 1500 years of history as hermitages. It is close from Lhasa so we can return to Lhasa in the afternoon by visiting all place of yerpa in daytime. It is one of the famous places to visit in Tibet. It is famous because of its long history and holiest place.If you ever visit Tibet then don’t miss chance to visit this holiest cave or place of Tibet.

# Lhasa Carpet Factory

Tibetan carpets are among the best carpet in the world. With a long history, the making of Tibetan rugs are unique as that they are mostly handmade, the process of which including spinning, dyeing, weaving, trimming and so on

Lhasa Carpet Factory is situated at Hebalin to the east of the old city of Lhasa. It is one of the remarkable enterprises in Tibet and mainly producing traditional handmade Tibetan carpets. In the factory, hundreds of experienced weavers using old-styled vertical looms weave carpets. All the carpets here are hand-made in different styles, sizes and patterns. Some are elegant, and some are colorful; they can be used as floor covering or hung on the wall as a beautiful picture.

Every carpet is unique. The factory has developed into the biggest and the best in Tibet Autonomous Region. When you visit a Tibetan Carpet Factory, you can get one or more carpets for your family and friends.

# Tibet Museum

Tibet Museum is the official museum of the Lhasa, Tibet. Inaugurated on october 5, 1999 it is the first large modern museum in Tibet Region. Located in the southeast corner of Norbu Lingka, Lhasa city.

Tibet Museum covers an area of 23,508 square meters (5.8 acres) including the exhibition area of 10,451 square meters (2.6 acres). Tibet museum stores abundant historical and cultural relics, Buddhism figures, ancient books and records of Tibetan, and folk handicrafts.

In addition to showing the civilization of Tibet, the museum is also an ideal location to hold cultural exchanges and seminars, to preserve cultural relics, and to encourage the archaeological study.

The museum has become an education base of patriotism as well as a significant tourist sight in Tibet. Tibet Museum is not only a source of information and inspiration for the locals themselves, but also attracting an increasing number of people from overseas and educating them on the unique Tibetan culture. Let’s wish it a bright future in the new millennium!

# Ganden Monastery

Ganden Monastery is situated on Wangbur Mountain, on the southern bank of Lhasa River in Tagtse County, 29 miles (47 kilometers) from Lhasa City.

It stands at an altitude of 3,800 meters (12,467 feet) above sea level! It is one of the premature and enormous Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, and stands atop of the six famous temples of Gelugpa a branch of Tibetan Buddhism.

Its significance as an artistic, religious, political and cultural relic led to it being conserved by the National Key Cultural Relic Preservation scheme in 1961, and is now known as being one of the 3 Great Temples’, together with the Sera Monastery and the Drepung Monastery .

The Ganden Kora (walking in the clockwise), is the great experience to meet stunning views of Kyi-chu Valley and encounter large numbers of pilgrims, rubbing holy rocks and prostrating themselves along the path.

# Lake Manasarovar

Lake Manasarovar, it is situated about 2000 km from Lhasa. It is one of the world’s highest freshwater lake. The lake is huge with the mirror like an image of snow-capped mountains in its crystal clear waters is just fabulous. The lake is located at the southern the foot of Mount Kailash, stretching up to 88km (55miles) in perimeter it goes 330 feet deep and about 120 sq.meter of the total area. Lake

Manasarovar has an exceptional beauty that varies from crystal clear blue water nearby the shores and a deep emerald green color at the center. There are a few monasteries on the shore of the lake. The most striking of all is the ancient Chiu Gompa Monastery, which has been built right onto a steep hill.

# Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash lies in Tibet Autonomous Region near Manasarovar Lake and Rakshastal Lake. Mount kailash is a devotional mountain in the far west of Tibet. It is 6,638 m (21,778 ft) highest form sea level. It is one of the holy Mount. In ancient text, it is referred to as the center of the world.

This Mountain is considered holy by different religious which are:

— Hinduism :
According to Hinduism, they believe that Lord Shiva home is in Mount Kailash. He uses to live there with his Wife Parvati and his two sons Ganesh and Kartikeya. Lord Shiva is known as the greatest God in Hinduism. Mount four faces are made of crystal,ruby,gold and lapis lazuli.

— Jainism :
In Jainism, Kailash is also known as Meru Parvat or Sumeru. Ashtapada, the mountain next to Mt. Kailash,is the site where the first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabhadeva, attained Nirvana/moksa.

— Bon :
The Bon, a religion native to Tibet, maintain that the entire mystical region and the nine-story Swastika
Mountain is the seat of all spiritual power.

— Buddhism:
Buddhism believes that Mount Kailash is the house of the Buddha Demchog, who represents supreme bliss.

Apart from its religious importance, this Mt.Kailash tour follow the footstep of devoted pilgrims to the magical land of western Tibet and experience wilderness adventure with abounding wild lives and lonely nomads whose lifestyle remains close to what it has been for centuries.

# Namtso Lake

Namsto Lake is known as heavenly lake & is the one of the highest and spectacularly beautiful lakes in Tibet. Namsto Lake is at an altitude of 4,719m, it is the highest saltwater lake in the world. The water is cold with a bluish green tint.

The waters of sacred Namtso Lake is shimmer with an almost transcendent turquoise, framed by strings of prayer flags & snow-capped mountain peaks. Snow-capped mountains and open grassland, dotted with yak herds and local nomads, surround the crystal clear water of Lake Namtso, making it one of the most stupendous places in Tibet.

Namtso Lake extents 30km from south to north and 70km from east to west, covering an area of 1,920 sq km. and altitude of 4.748 m above sea level. It is one of the biggest lake in Tibet & the second biggest salt lake in China as well as the highest lake in the world. Namtso Lake is one of the 3 holy lakes in Tibet, playing an important role among Tibetans. Every sheep year in Tibetan calendar, the Namtso Lake Festival is held & countless pilgrims from far away visit the Lake to pay homage.

# Rongbuk Monastery

Rongbuk Monastery, It is one of the highest temples in the world. It has an altitude of about 5150m, situated on the north side of Mount Everest. The Rongbuk Monastery is lies at the northern foot of Mt. Everest at height of 5000 m (16, 404.2 ft.) from a sea level.

The monastery was built by a Nyingmapa Lama in 1902. The area of Rongbuk Monastery was used by monks and hermits for meditation for over 400 years. It is the highest monastery in the world because it is 5000 m above from sea level.

It is a monastery of the Nyingma sect of Buddhism. Rongbuk Monastery now houses for about thirty monks and nuns, but in the ancient time it was house for 500 monks. Hermitage meditation caves dot the cliffs around the monastery & many stones carved with prayers and sacred symbols line the paths to them.

From Rongbuk Monastery we can get view of Mt.Everest it just look like lofty pyramid surrounded by mountains that touch the sky. Endowing the ideal location, Rongbuk Monastery itself is also worth visit. Only several buildings remain, Rongbuk is simply and has a sense of untouched beauty not only for its peacefulness, but also the experienced history as a temple to witness the first person conquer the Mount Everest. Acted as a rest site for climbers once upon a time, now it also does a favor for tourists to visit around before get to Everest Base Camp.

# Tibet Mt Everest Base Camp 

As we all know that,Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world which is 8848 meters above sea level. Standing at 8844.43 meters sea level feels like we in heaven

The summit is situated on the border between Nepal and China, and so on its south side belongs to Nepal while north side belongs to Tiber Autonomous Region of China. Mountain shape is just like a huge pyramid. Well,it is a fascinating destination for tourist all over the world. Travelling at the foot of Mount Everest symbolizes the limit of self-challenge as Mount Everest enjoys the reputation of the roof of the world with more than 40 high peaks in 7000 meters above sea level nearby.

North of Mount Everest in Tibet, there is the Chinese Everest Base Camp (EBC). This camp was constructed to protect the environment around Mount Everest and to provide a campsite for climbers and travelers. You can camp there to see the peak of Mount Everest.

# Samye Monastery

Samye Monastery is located in the peaceful area of the Shannan Region. The temple was built by the Trisong Detsen (regnant 742-798) of the Tubo Kingdom and was presided over by the Buddhist master Padmasambhava. Well, Samye Monastery is the first temple which was built in Tibet with the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. With these unique features, this resplendent temple has become an attraction for visitors from many countries.

A unique monastery and village rolled into one, Samye is a highlight of a visit to Tibet. Situated amidst breathtaking scenery, the journey to Samye is splendid no matter how you arrive. The layout of the huge monastery complex forms a giant mandala, a representation of the Buddhist universe.

When the temple was constructed, Detsen took part in the foundation ceremony and then appoint seven scion of blue blood to cultivate in the temple. They were the 1st group of monks to live at the temple and later the so-called Seven Enlighten Disciples of Samye’. Since then Buddhism had become popular within Tibet and forms a branch of splendid culture. Now, the temple is listed as one of the cultural relics of national importance under the protection of the state.

# Guge Kingdom

Guge Kingdom is the kingdom which is founded and flourished in 10th century. Guge Kingdom was a small ancient kingdom of western himalayan Tibet. It capital are located into Tsaparang in the Sutlej Valley, but its original capital was Burang.

It was founded by a great grandson of Langdarma. Who was the last monarch of the Tibetan Empire. It have covered western Tibet and northern Ladakh parts. Now it is museum because of mural art studded in the walls of the King palace. The palace of the Kings is located upper parts of the hills. It has many maze of chambers, balcony and windows to look into the valley. Its wall is mainly surrounded by picture of mythical animals and floral designs. You can visit Guge for viewing its beauty and its ancient history.

# Potala Palace

Potala Palace is located on Marpo Ri Hill in Lhasa at an altitude of 3700 meters (12,100 feet). The name Potala had been inspired by Mount Potalaka, said to have been home to Bodhisattva Avanlokitesvara. The palace served as the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the 14th moved to India. The palace is now a museum, its doors open to the general public.

Potala Palace is the landmark also the symbol of Tibet. It is a great giant palace consisting of many towers, houses, chapels, etc. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Potala Palace is the highest place in the world. Because of its amazing architecture style, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful architectural building in the world.

The Potala Palace has stood for centuries as a testament to the Tibetan people and their beliefs.

Hundread & Thousands of pilgrims from around the world come every year to pay homage to this grand estate and the symbol it stands for. It is considered to be one of the wonders of the world for its physical structure and its importance in Tibetan history, the Potala Palace is admired by all who visit.

The building of the Palace is divided into two- the red palace and the white palace. You would presume, by the colors of the walls. All through the history of the Potala Palace Tibet, the red one has always been used for religious purposes, whereas the white one used for the residence of the Dalai Lamas, and where they control their political issues.

# Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple is located in Central Lhasa and considered to be one of the most holy and sacred places of worship by many Tibetians. The Jokhang temple had been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2000.

It covers an area of almost 6 acres and is known for the famous statue of Buddha. It also marks the advent of Buddhism in to Tibet. It was only after the temple was built that Buddhism grown to its present position in Tibet.

Jokhang Temple is a significant pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists. Traveller come from all corners of Tibet, usually on foot and often performing austerities for penance along the way. The most ardent pilgrims cover the last several miles prostrate on the ground.

The Jokhang Temple was built by the first King Songtsem Gampo of Tibet as premises for the Buddha statues that were suppose to bought by his Nepalese and Tang wives. The temple was built in around 647 and had only eight shrines. But it has been extensively renovated and expanded over the years under the Yuan, the Ming and the Qing dynasties.

The temple is mostly Timber and is divided into 4 stories. The tops of the domes are golden while the entire temple is open air. There is a central square which accede complete view of the entire temple.

# Ramoche Monastery

Ramoche Temple or monastery is one of the most important and considered sister temple of the Jokhang. Ramoche Monastery is situated in northwest part of Lhasa covering a sum area of more than 4,000 square meters. This monastery is build around the same time of Jokhang temple history says that it was built to house the Jowo Sakyamuni image brought to Tibet by Princess Wencheng during the Tang Dynasty. By the mid-15th century the temple had become Lhasa’s Upper Tantric College.

Residing within the Ramoche Monastery is the life-sized statue of the 8-year-old Sakyamuni Carried into Tibet by the Nepalese Chizun Princess, the figure is regarded as the greatest saint in Ramoche Monastery.

Upon entering the main building, one can see find the ten pillars holding some of the remaining local relics such as the encased lotus flowers, coiling cloud, jewelry & particular Tibetan Characters. The golden peak of the temple with the Han-style upturned eave can be seen from any direction in Lhasa city. Needless to say, the temple is a wonderful example of the combination of Han and Tibetan architectural styles.

# Sera monastery

Sera Monastery is one of the great three Gelug university monasteries of Tibet with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery in the early fifteenth century. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when it was built. Sera Monastery is located 2 km north of Lhasa and occupying an area of 114,946 square meters. Sera was established by Jamchen Choje Sakya Yeshe in 1419 on the request of his teacher Je Tsong Khapa.

The Sera Monastery, as a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall & three colleges, was discovered in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe of Zel Gungtang (13551435), a disciple of Je Tsongkhapa.

# Qinghai Lake

Qinghai Lake is the largest lake in Republican China. Qinghai Lake is literally blue lake located in ocated in Qinghaihu Basin, northeast of Qinghai Province. Qinghai Lake is really a good place for travelers. The lake offers year-round pleasure. Many prefer when it is a green & lively world. The mountains and grassland wear a green blanket with herds of cattle and sheep dispersed over the grassland. Being a miraculous tourist site, Qinghai Lake provide more as a enormous treasured lake drawing great attentions from scientists from around the world.

Apart from embracing the heavenly beauty here, you can either stroll on the grass or ride on a yak, climb the hill or visiting the historic remains left on the Tang-Tubo ancient road or the Silk Road. Qinghai Lake has a surface area of 4,317 square km; an average depth of 21m, and a maximum depth of 25.5m as measured in 2008.

# Shigatse

Shigatse is the Tibet’s second city and important place in Tibetan history. Shigatse, also named Xigatse, means the fertile land’. Shigatse covered an area of over 3875 square kilometers (about 1496 square miles) and has a population of nearly 100,000.

Located at an average elevation in range of 3840 meters to 4464 meters, Shigatse is one of the world’s highest cities & has the most comprehensive natural landscapes in Tibet, from vast plateau pasture and beautiful cultivated fields to subtropic forest & grand snow-covered mountains, most famed one of which is the world’s highest mount, Mt. Everest.Shigatse has a history back to more than 600 years and it is this ancient holy city that is

Why Visit Stockholm?

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and is one of the biggest urban areas there. Stockholm is significantly seen as one of the planet’s best flawless urban regions, built where lake meets sea, on fourteen islands, with eight centuries of history and society to scan. Give us a chance to investigate our Top 10 Reasons to visit Stockholm with the assistance of trek organizer.

Top motivations to consider Stockholm for an occasion:

# The Magnificence
It’s said that magnificence falsehoods in the eye of the spectator. Be that as it may whoever concocted that precept, most likely never made it to the Capital of Scandinavia. When you’ve run across them, you’ll never disregard the islands in the stream.

# Hospitality
You don’t need to ace the dialect made extremely popular by the gourmet specialist from the Muppet Show to get by in Stockholm. Essentially everybody talks regardless English and is inviting, open and conscious towards guests.

# For its Waters Water
The sparkling blue water and the archipelago nearby is the thing that describes Stockholm tourism and gives its novel character. Wherever you look, there’s water. What’s more since it’s so perfect, you can utilize it for numerous types of exercises, for instance angling and indeed, swimming amidst town.

# The Green Spaces
Green is the new dark and no huge city has more green spaces than Stockholm. Furthermore likewise: the air and the water are unadulterated and new and you’re never far from nature.

# The Attractions
Stockholm tourist information in not complete without commenting on its urban communities , for they pack such a variety of engaging attractions into this conservative and effortlessly approachable territory. It has got an array of palaces, exhibition halls, clubs and restaurants to delight tourists.

# A year-adjust end
The ceaseless summer nights are otherworldly, a Christmas evening is much advertised in the Old Town, powdered in white, is not to be missed at all. Christmas nights are the best parts of Stockholm tourism, Truth is told, every one of the four, dissimilar flavours in Stockholm have their extraordinary charms.

# Advanced and cordial
There’s an eagerness to attempt anything new and crisp that goes through each aspect of life in Stockholm. Be it design, plan, sustenance or new lifestyles. Then again the climate is neighbourly, loose and advanced

# The archipelago
Stockholm travel guides would brag on its archipelago. There are no making tracks in an opposite direction from the way that the archipelago with its 30,000 islands and skerries assumes a colossal part in Stockholm’s request.

# Inventive and in vogue
Workmanship, structural planning and outline have coordinated influence of Stockholm city life. Music, nourishment and form are at the bleeding edge and the shopping is as great or a cut above even the biggest capitals.

#  The Swedish essences
It’s not all meatballs and herring. In actuality, the Swedish cooking has taken colossal jumps in the final decades with honour scoring cooks and restaurants.

Know These Barcelona Beaches

Barcelona is the most gone to city in Spain and the fourth most went by city in Europe after London, Paris and Rome. Barcelona has been developing as a city mark and draws in a large number of sightseers consistently. Be it the world celebrated design wonder La Sagrada Familia or the historical centers of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, the fretful city of Barcelona is constantly swarmed, loaded with sightseers and never rests. The Summer Olympics of 1992 changed the substance of the city and its shorelines. All the cruising occasions were held in Port Olimpic and today the port has 5 mainstream shorelines to its north and 4 to its south. It’s a bustling stretch of 4.8 kilometers on the Mediterranean cost and makes Barcelona a well known shoreline city to get one’s feet sandy and body tanned in summer. They have developed in prevalence and group since Olympics and are an unquestionable requirement visit in Barcelona. Here is a rundown of the 5 most well known Barcelona shorelines among the 9 along this stretch.

# Bogatell Beach

This is the beach you must be visiting if you are sick of the ever buzzing crowd and restlessness of Barcelona. This is one of the lesser occupied among the 9 beaches and perfect one if you are just wishing for a peaceful atmosphere, clear blue skies and sun. Though not crowded, it has good facilities and can be the best beach option in Barcelona for peace and tranquility.

# Mar Bella Beach

The most highlighting feature of Mar Bella is that it is the only nudist Barcelona beach. Apart from that, it is located to the north of Port Olimpic and is ideal for people looking for activities and adventure. One more striking feature of Mar Bella is its beautiful marine scenery.

# Barceloneta Beach

This is the beach you want to visit if you are looking for a crazy crowd, loads of bars and restaurants and once again crowd! This is the most populated one of all the Barcelona beaches and is located to the south of Olympic Port. The place is known for its happening parties, activities and the very different L’Estel Ferit’ sculpture by Rebecca Horn, a popular German installation artist. This sculpture (also known as Homenatge a la Barceloneta’) has a unique structure and is made of 4 big cubes standing on one another in a leaning fashion.

# Nova Icaria Beach

If you are looking for some family fun and not Barceloneta’ fun, Nova Icaria is the beach for your family. It is widely regarded as a family place and known for its multi cuisine restaurants, activities such as beach volleyball, skiing, sailing and particularly wind surfing. This is the closest beach to Port Olimpic and the transportation should be effortless.

# San Sebastian Beach

San Sebastian beach should be the first beach you must visit if you are in the city center. Located to the south of Port Olimpic it is the last beach along the 4.8 kilometers stretch and is the longest of all the 9. This is another family friendly beach in Barcelona and famous for windsurfing.

Sant Miquel, Somorrostro, Nova Mar Bella and Llevant beach are the other four Barcelona beaches which are equally famous as the above mentioned ones. Barcelona is a city that can be seen as a tourist’s paradise that has endless things to offer. Beaches are another addition to the diverse list of Barcelona attractions which include architecture, museums, busy streets, nightlife and mountains.