Lhasa (No meal included)
Upon arrival at Gonggar airport, Lhasa of Tibet, you will meet your assistance and be transferred to Lhasa downtown in one and half hours by driving. On the way, you will get greeted by Nie Tang Buddha - a Buddha image engraved in the mountain face. In the afternoon, enjoy your leisure time for acclimatization or pay a visit to a local bazaar on your own.
Lhasa (B, D)
Lhasa’s cardinal landmark - Potala Palace. This massive 13-storey building used to be the highest building prior to the early period of last century and served as the former winter abode for the Dalai Lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and could be viewed from various places around the town. As the nation’s supreme relic, the palace dates back to 7th century A.D. In the afternoon, you will be guided to visit the most revered religious structure in Tibet - Jokhang Temple. Jokhang, the most sacred temple in Tibet, refers to “Buddha's House” in Tibetan language because the main statue enshrined is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself in his lifetime. Jokhang Temple is the convergence of Tibet’s spiritual and secular life, like Mecca for the Muslims. Here you can meet all the tribes from Tibetan plateau. The surrounding market is called Barkhor, one of the most important religious paths, which also assembles people for shopping.
Lhasa. Drepung is a Gelugpa monastery. To reach it, you have to climb up a small hill which will be a kind of interesting.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and we will transfer you to airport for onward flight.
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