I took flight from Chengdu International Airport on October 26 and Arrived at Lhasa Airport in afternoon .arrived there Tibet Travel Agent Picked me and with other tourists with van we went to the city.To go to Tibet Tourists must have Tibet Permit beside China Visa and Valid Passport.usually Tourists get their Permit Visa Through Tibet Tourist Agency. for all Tourists who just landed in Tibet is suggested to do adapt with heigh by take arrest 1 day especially for people who come from low lands remember Lhasa the capital of TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region) is located at altitude of 3,490 metres (11,450 ft) because of the height many people will got high altitude sickness the symtomps from dizzy,weak,nausea to prevent it eat many fruits and drink much waters
Places Of Interest
by tour travel agent we visited Drepung Monastery in the morning this monastery is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse This monastery is regarded as the the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism This monastery was built around 1416 by Tsong Khapa’s student name Jamyang Qoigyi later he took position as first Kampo in this monastery. Since then Drepung Monastery took important role for Tibet because from the First,Second until fourth Dalai Lama lives here and except thirth Dalai Lama who have his tomb in Mongolia.for the fifth Dalai lama he also have residence here before moved to Potala Palace since then all Dalai Lama lives in there. tourists only allowed to take photo out of the building we can’t take photo insode the buildings inside the buildings we can see Buddha statues,First,second and fourth dalai lama statues and their chambers.
Admission Fee: CNY 55
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00
From Drepung Monastery we went to Sera Monastery this monastery was located at the foot of Tatipu Hill This monastery same like Drepung Monaster is dedicated to Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism, the monastery was founded by Jamchen Chojey another disciple of Tsong Khapa. From the size in my opinion Drepung is bigger than Sera Monastery beside seeing the relics inside the temple we are lucky can see Monks debate in Monastery ground.topics of the debate is varied from religious to social even politics because they spoke in Tibetan Languange we didn’t understand what they said.
Admission Fee: CNY 55 Opening Hours: 09:00 to 16:00
This performance is quite new the ticket to see from 400 CNY to get here because of the location is out of the city and from I know there are no bus to get here better for tourist to take taxi or buy the Ticket through Travel Agent like I did.tHe show began at 7.20 PM and finished at 9.00 PM this is a big show involved more than 100 artists with good special effect and lighting of couse.Princess Wencheng is true story of a beautiful,smart and kind princess from Tang Dynasty in 6 th century.she with her aides travelled thousand miles from Chang An (now Xian) the capital of Tang Dynasty to Tibet to marry King Songsten Ganpo from Tibet Empire.For his beautiful bride King Sonngsten Ganpo build Potala Palace and temple to shrine Sakyamuni Buddha which was brought Princess wencheng and her Aides from Chang An.