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Potala Palace picture in Tibet
Potala Palace picture in Tibet
Close up of Potala Palace picture in Tibet
Mount Everest Base Camp picture in Tibet
Around Mount Everest Base Camp picture in Tibet
Mount Everest picture in Tibet
Jokhang Temple picture in Tibet
Inside Jokhang Temple picture in Tibet
Praying at Jokhang Temple picture in Tibet
Jokhang Temple at night picture in Tibet
Yamdrok Lake picture in Tibet
Namtso Lake picture in Tibet
Lake Manasarovar picture in Tibet
Buddhas at Barkhor Street picture in Tibet
Tibetan prayer wheels picture in Tibet
Barkhor Street picture in Tibet
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery picture in Tibet
Buddha at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery picture in Tibet
Yaks in Tibet picture in Tibet
Mount Kailash picture in Tibet
Prayer flags picture in Tibet
Momo picture in Tibet
Sera Monastery picture in Tibet

Potala Palace stands high above Lhasa at 12,000 feet above sea level. Because of the altitude, you should ascend the stairs slowly.  Rat0007 Getty Images

Potala Palace is the winter residence of the Dalai Lama. However, the Dalai Lama hasn't been back to the residence since his exile to Dharamsala India in 1959. Shi Zheng / EyeEm Getty Images

Potala Palace is separated into two sections. The white area of the palace is the Dalai Lama's residence and where the Tibetan government once operated. The red area is where former Dalai Lamas are buried.  Tao_Shen Getty Images

The Mount Everest Base Camp is pretty basic. Should you camp, expect bathrooms to be in separate tents, eastern toilets and electricity run by a generator.  benedek Getty Images

The geography near Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet is pretty barren. Expect gray, gravely terrain and snow-capped mountains throughout.  Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost Getty Images

Travelers say their favorite part about camping at the Mount Everest Base Camp was watching the sun rise and set over Everest.  JohanSjolander Getty Images

Jokhang Temple is one of three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Lhasa. The temple is famous for housing Jowo Shakyamuni, a Buddha statue that is considered among the most sacred in Tibet. Sino Images Getty Images

Recent travelers loved the beautiful architecture and art found both in and outside of Jokhang Temple Sura Ark Getty Images

Jokhang Temple is considered one of the holiest places in Tibet. You'll see throngs of Tibetans praying and on pilgrimage here.  Gavin Hellier Getty Images

Jokhang Temple is pretty busy during the day. To experience the temple without all the crowds, stroll by at night.  dibrova Getty Images

Yamdrok Lake is 45 miles long and is known for its vibrantly hued waters. The color of the water changes depending on the position of the sun and the season.  MuYeeTing Getty Images

Namtso Lake is a saltwater lake that translates to "heavenly" or "sacred" lake in the Tibetan language. Because of its high altitude (Namtso is more than 15,000 feet above sea level), it's not recommended to visit unless you've already spent days in Tibet acclimating to the altitude.    Huyangshu Getty Images

Lake Manasarovar is the highest freshwater lake in the world. It's also considered holy to Tibetan Buddhists. It is believed that if you bath or consume the waters of Lake Manasarovar, you will be cleansed of all sins.  iEverest Getty Images

Barkhor Street is a great place to pick up religious motifs and statues, including Buddha.  bawanch Getty Images

On Barkhor Street, you'll find Tibetan prayer wheels for sale, which you'll likely see Tibetans donning during their pilgrimage.  Tammy Loh Getty Images

Barkhor Street is known as a shopping haven and is the best place to pick up cultural souvenirs in Lhasa Eric PHAN-KIM Getty Images

The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama and acted as the seat of power for the Panchen Lama, the second most important leader in Tibetan Buddhism.  crystaltmc Getty Images

The biggest attraction at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is the Future Buddha, the largest gilded statue in the world.  Sura Ark Getty Images

Yaks can be found all over Tibet. They are used to make butter, cheese and wool blankets for the winter. And if you visit one of Tibet's famous lakes, you can probably get a photo of one.  Fan Chun Fei Getty Images

After Everest, Mount Kailash is considered to be the next must-visit mountain for its significance to Tibetan Buddhists. It is, however, very difficult to reach (you need a separate permit to get there) and the oxygen content is low (the altitude is more than 21,000 feet above sea level).  Lihana Getty Images

You'll see these flags, which feature prayers, mantras and symbols on them, everywhere in Tibet. Tibetans like to hang them up so that the wind carries their good fortune and spreads it around the region. Malcolm P Chapman Getty Images

Momo, dumplings filled with everything from beef to yak's cheese, is a beloved local dish among Tibetans and shouldn't be missed during your visit. Proformabooks Getty Images

A lot of travelers visit the Sera Monastery to witness its famous debating monks. Every day, monks go out into the monastery's courtyard to debate Tibetan Buddhism doctrines in a lively fashion. dotstone Flickr

Potala Palace picture in Tibet
Potala Palace picture in Tibet
Close up of Potala Palace picture in Tibet
Mount Everest Base Camp picture in Tibet
Around Mount Everest Base Camp picture in Tibet
Mount Everest picture in Tibet
Jokhang Temple picture in Tibet
Inside Jokhang Temple picture in Tibet
Praying at Jokhang Temple picture in Tibet
Jokhang Temple at night picture in Tibet
Yamdrok Lake picture in Tibet
Namtso Lake picture in Tibet
Lake Manasarovar picture in Tibet
Buddhas at Barkhor Street picture in Tibet
Tibetan prayer wheels picture in Tibet
Barkhor Street picture in Tibet
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery picture in Tibet
Buddha at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery picture in Tibet
Yaks in Tibet picture in Tibet
Mount Kailash picture in Tibet
Prayer flags picture in Tibet
Momo picture in Tibet
Sera Monastery picture in Tibet

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