Glimpse of Tibet Tours takes you to the forbidden city of Lhasa and lets you catch a glance of it all at once. Lhasa has remained the heart of Tibet since ages and possess the well preserved palaces and monasteries that holds history of ancient era intact. Visit the artistic palaces like Potala Palace and Norbulingka palace. The art, crafts and interiors manifested in those palaces are simply mind blowing. Potala palace stands tall on the Red hill of Lhasa dominating the skyline of the entire city. Artistically excellent, this palace features the quarter of Dalai Lama and many other vital chapels. Norbulingka is also a grand palace of Dalai Lama with marvelous architecture and intelligently used craftworks.
Highlights of the Glimpse of Tibet Tours
Jokhang temple is the oldest and most sacred temple in Lhasa. It is surrounded by the busy Bakor Street. Hence, you will find the pilgrims encircling the temple in the Bakor street which looks a bit of hassle and a little of fascination. Besides palaces and temples, Sera monastery and Drepung monastery are the other major attractions in Lhasa. They are the must visit monasteries manifested with excellent art and architecture. From white color of wall, golden color of roofs to the paintings, surroundings and statues; everything about these monasteries is so pure and so auspicious. Sera monastery is one the largest monasteries that used to have around 10000 monks. The number of monks has reduced to some extent, however, it is one of the largest monasteries.
Then also visit to the Ganden Monastery (3,800m) which is is one of the great three Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. It is one of the renowned and oldest 14th century Buddhist monasteries of Tibet. Founded in 1409 by Je Tsongkhapa Lozang-dragpa, Ganden is located on the Wangbur Mountain and on the southern bank of Khasa River. The monastery believes in study of scriptural texts. This monastery contains more than 2 dozen chapels consisting large Buddha statues and 2 colleges Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangtse. The visitors can explore the Serdung where lies the tomb of Tsgonkhapa. There are several artifacts in the monastery from the era of Tsongkhapa. In 1959 more than 7500 monks used to live and study in the monastery. Young monks come to this monastery for shelter and education.
So, come along to experience this unique culture, history and art of Tibet in its well preserved condition. The Glimpse Tibet Tours is the influence of Buddhism will inspire you and help you find peace which is the ultimate teaching of Buddhism.