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Tibetan Monasteries and Temples

Touring Tibetan monasteries and temples is the one of the most effective ways to learn Tibetan Buddhism and its profound influence on Tibetan culture and customs. As one tours Tibet, one of the most impressive impressions of Tibet would be its numerous Tibetan monasteries and temples. In fact, it’s estimated that there are approximately 1700 Tibetan monasteries and temples across Tibet and most of them are built on the lofty mountaintop or in surrounding mountains.

The most prestigious Tibetan monasteries and temples in Tibet are known as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Drepung Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Samye Monastery, etc. They basically serve as Buddhist academies and universities, spreading Tibetan Buddhism teaching and learning. Meanwhile, during grand religious festivals, these religious compounds will hold large-scale celebration and pilgrimage festivities, etc.

Top 12 Must-sees Tibetan Monasteries and Temples