Heritage & Architecture
Despite all the modernization over the past few years Tibet has reserved the charm of its past, such as the fascinating Gompas, ancient markets, ever-smiling and fun-loving Tibetans and its beautiful turquoise lakes. Experience the splendid architecture of the Potala Palace, which was the main residence of the Dalai Lama until 1959 or visit of the monasteries and experience Tibetan culture first hand as the monastery’s door open and you hear the music of gongs and strident trumpets mixed with the sound constantly swirling prayers wheels. The repetitive echo of mantras and chants fill the air inside the temples where the monks worship Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Spirituality, a world that Tibetans believe can be reached through meditation and devotion. People here believe the mountains and lakes are homes for gods & goddesses and rocks have spirits. Circling around these holy mountains and lakes is believed to clean your sins, open your minds and make you generous. Experience the tranquillity of the sacred Lake Namtso on the foothills of the snow capped mountains with fluttering wishing flags all around or light up the traditional butter lamps in the temples to spread brightness in your heart and others.