Our Samye Monastery Sacred Tour takes you to Samye Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery to be built in Tibet. It is a must-see attraction in Shannan region south of Lhasa. Sitting only 150km outside Lhasa, Samye Monastery is famous for its beautiful architecture. It has a layout in the shape of a giant mandala, with the central main temple representing the great Mount Meru. Together with other structures in the monastery, the design demonstrate important concepts in tantric Buddhist cosmology. You will see architectural influences of Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese styles. Inside the monastery, you will find a fine collection of Tibetan religious relics, artworks, murals and statues. It is also a spot popular for pilgrims, who normally take multi-week journey to reach here.
Samye Monastery day tour is an excellent trip for travelers who want to venture outside Lhasa. You will delve deeper into the religious history of Tibetan Buddhism and especially marvel at the architectural greatness that Tibetans have achieved.
This one-day small size group Tibet tour outside of Lhasa offers the visit to the must-see landscape highlight for tourism in Tibet-Lake Yamdrok and Karola Glacier. Yamdrok Lake, also called Yamdrok Yumtso, is a lake with two long arms of water, making it look like a scorpion from the sky. This shape means you can never see its shape from around it.
Yamdrok Lake is one of Tibet's three sacred lakes and the largest lake in southern Tibet. The other two famous and holy lakes are Namtso Lake and Lake Manasarovar. The lake is fan shaped and features numerous bays and inlets and nine islands. The lake has a number of different names. It is called Coral Lake, or Green Jade Lake. The lake received the name Coral Lake, because it is shaped like a piece of coral, and the name Green Jade lake comes from it calm surface and beautiful green color.
195 USD per person and daily available
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