Potala Palace -
This 13 storey building is located in downtown Lhasa. It is the headquaters of the Dalai Lamass and is a treasure of traditional Tibetan culture. It is a relic under the state protection, and has been put on the List of the Worl Cultural Heritage. Mainly comprised by the White Palace (administerial building) and the Red Palace (religious building), Potala Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks.It is the headquarters of the Dalai Lamas, and is a treasure house of traditional Tibetan culture.
Jokhang Monastery -
This building complex is located in the old district of Lhasa and was built in the mid-seventh century. It is a four-storey building in the Tang style, that also incorporates features of Nepalese and Indian architecture. Its golden canopy glows under the sun. It enshrines the statue of Sakyamuni, which was said to be brought to Tibet by Princess Wencheng. The ceremony for the reincarnation of the Dalai Lamas and the Panchen Erdeni is held in front of the statue of Sakyamuni. There are murals depicting legendary figures and telling buddhist sotirs in the corridors and the halls.
Sera Monastery -
The Sera Monastery lies at the foot of a mountain on the morthern outskirts of Lhasa. It was build in 1419 by one of the eight disciples of Tsongkhapa, founder of Ge-lug-pa Sect. Covering an area of 114,964 square meters, the structure is imposing, picturesque in disorder, and splendid in gree and gold. It is typical of Tibetan architecture.
Nietang Buddha -
It is the biggest stone statue engraved on a cliff in Tibet, located at the north foot of Nietang Mountain. It is the first attraction to welcome visitors in Lhasa. The Buddha statue is one of Sakyamuni sitting under a bodhi tree to capture evils. Because of its striking color, it can be seen clearly from miles away. Its mystical smile and majestic appearance would lure every passenger to get a closer look and take a photo as a souvenir.
Barkhor Street -
Visited by thousands of tourists everyday, this very ancient street surrounds the Jokhang Temple. Barkhor Street is a place full of religious atmosphere and where varied shops stand selling exotic articles - Tibetan knives and Tibetan scroll paintings, and articles from India and Nepal can also be found here.
Drepung Monastery -
It is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. Its grand, white construction gives the monastery the appearance of a heap of rice, hence, the name 'Drepung Monastery' which, in the Tibetan language, means Monastery of Collecting-Rice. The ground of the monastery is organized on the caves and temples for Jamyang Qoigyi, together with two magnificent white pagodas. The buildings of the monastery are centered on these pagodas. The major buildings are Ganden Potrang, Coqen Hall, the four Zhacangs (or Tantric colleges), and Kamcuns. It also houses many cutural relics and flowery murals.
Ruins of the Guge Kingdom -
The ruins of the Gege Kingdom is a 300-meter hill on the southern bank of the Xiangquan River in Zanda County. It was built in the 10th century and became an imposing palace in the 16th century. It has undergone may times of re-construction. The ruins consists of a palace, temples, and cave dwellings. Walls and underground courses form the defense structures.