Top Ten Pictures from Tibet

During our trip to Tibet we saw so many beautiful areas. Tibet is very rich in culture, history and interesting architecture. These our our favourite pictures from our trip. 

1. Potala Palace is on a hill overlooking the city of Lhasa. This photo of the majestic building reflecting off a nearby pond is our favourite picture from the trip. 

Potala Palace
Potala Palace

2. Another incredible view of Potala Palace, this time lit up at night. It was breathtaking. 

Potala Palace at night
Potala Palace at night

3. Jokhang Temple, built in the 7th century, is one of the most colourful and beautiful temples in Tibet. 

Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple

4. This large, golden statue of Buddha with gold offering bowls  was at the front of the beautiful temple in the Phalkor Monastery .

Inside Phalkor (Gompa) Monastery
Inside Phalkor (Gompa) Monastery

5. These pilgrims, dressed in traditional dress, doing a kora around chortens is a common sight in Tibet. 

Pilgrims at Tashi Lhunpo Gompa
Pilgrims at Tashi Lhunpo Gompa

6. Intricate wooden Buddha carvings in a small temple at the Phalkor Monastery make an interesting picture. 

Old wood carvings in Phalkor Gompa
Old wood carvings in Phalkor Gompa

7. The Kumbum Chorten is a beautiful piece of architecture from the 15th century.

Kumbum Chorten
Kumbum Chorten

8. The colourful awnings and roof add to the beauty of the Jokhang Temple.

Roof of Jokhang Temple
Roof of Jokhang Temple

9. The red buildings and gold roofs of Tashi Lhunpo Gompa add colour to the arid mountains surrounding the Monastery.

Tashi Lhunpo Gompa
Tashi Lhunpo Gompa

10. A Tibetan chorten sits in front of the Karola Glacier in the Tibetan Himalayas.

Karola Glacier
Karola Glacier

Honourable Mention. The gorgeous Manla Reservoir below Simila Pass with a ruin on an island in the middle and the typical arid mountains surrounding.

Manla reservoir with ruins at Simi La (Pass)
Manla reservoir with ruins at Simi La (Pass)

To see all of our pictures from Tibet click Gallery/Tibet. To see pictures from our other trips go to Gallery at monkeystale.ca For originals of any pictures please contact us at monkeystale.ca@gmail.com

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