Nepal Tibet Bhutan

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Places to See in Nepal Tibet Bhutan

Top Places to see in Nepal Bhutan and Tibet

Nepal Visit Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan the three most popular destinations frequented by tourists in Nepal. Kathmandu has 7 UNESCO Word Heritage Sites – Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple. The medieval Newari villages surrounding the city are living museums or heritage sites and great locations for excursions or walking tours. Pokhara is a picturesque lakeside city set beside the serene Phewa Lake. Most of the Annapurna treks begin from Pokhara. One can enjoy boating on the serene Phewa Lake or hike through the surrounding hills and traditional villages. The...

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Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery is one of Tibet’s most important Gelug monasteries. Located around two kilometers north of Lhasa, It is an ancient university monastery where monks receive higher education from learned lamas. The monastery was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojay Sakya Yeshe, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa  (the founder of the Gelugpa Sect). ‘Sera’ in Tibetan means ‘wild rose’. The monastery was named Sera because there were a lot of wild roses blooming around the hill where the monastery was built. The huge monastery is divided into three sections – the assembly hall, the college where the monks receive education and the dormitories or the living and d...

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Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Tibet. Located in Lhasa, the temple was built during the reign of Emperor Songsten Gampo. The temple was built to house the statues of Buddha brought by his two wives – Princess Bhrikuti from Nepal and Princess Wencheng from China. The oldest part of the temple dates back to 652 AD. The temple showcases over 3000 images of Lord Buddha and rare Buddhist religious texts. The walls of the temple are covered with beautiful murals depicting scenes from the life of Lord Buddha and Buddhist deities.  ...

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Walk around Barkhor Square

Take a walk around the busy Barkhor Square. The street around the square is filed with shops selling souvenir items.  You will find a lot of Tibetan pilgrims prostrating and circumambulating around the Jokhang Temple that lies at the centre of the square. Barkhor Square is a good place to observe the locals and the local traders.  This has been an important spot for Tibetans living in Lhasa as this was where they used to congregate to observe important occasions. Take your camera with you as the place offers plenty of photo opportunities. ...

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