The otherworldly landscapes and revered temples of the “roof of the world” have long called to explorers, travelers and dreamers alike. Wipe away the mists of imagination and meet the real people of Tibet—bargain for wares and souvenirs in Barkhor Square, witness Buddhist monks debate the finer points of theology and meet reverent worshippers as they make pilgrimages to the holy sites of the Tibetan capital and important cities outside Lhasa.
Built by the Fifth Dalai Lama in the late 17th century, the massive Potala Palace is an unmistakable feature of the Lhasa skyline. This spectacular construction is a magnet for ... >>
Dating from AD 647, the four-story Jokhang Temple is the most important and sacred temple in Tibetan Buddhism. Located on Barkhor Square, the Jokhang Temple is a key center of ... >>
At an altitude of 4,718 m (15,479 ft) above sea level, Nam-tso, otherwise known as "Heavenly Lake," is the highest ... >>
Yamdrok-tso, one of Tibet's four major holy lakes, is located approximately 120 km (75 mi) southwest of Lhasa. This ... >>
Two Everest Base Camps exist—one on either side of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, which towers to a ... >>