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Discover the Sera Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet

Date: February 7, 2014 | By: Enid Glasgow | Category: Travel Blog

Tibet is a place that was once closed off to outsiders. Now it is possible to journey to Tibet and visit some beautiful locales. Lhasa is one of these beautiful locations that you will want to see for yourself. You will feel as if you were stepping back in time to when life was very simple and void of modern technology. No matter where you stay in Lhasa, there will definitely be things you will want to do and see!

There are a few beautiful monasteries located in Lhasa. The Sera Monastery is one of the three very well-known monasteries where Tibetan monks walk the streets and are often seen as they make their way to and from temples. The word “sera” that the monastery is named for means rose. This is because when the monastery was built in 1419, the area surrounding the monastery was covered by wild roses.


The Sera Monastery is a stunning place to see, but if you plan on trying to see all of it, be prepared to spend a lot of time as it stretches 28 acres. While touring the monastery, you will be able to see scriptures written in gold powder, amazing statues and beautiful murals. One particularly interesting thing about the Sera Monastery is that the monks hold debates about Buddhism using methods of debate that different than those at other monasteries in Lhasa.

If you are looking for a culturally rich journey, plan a trip to Lhasa. This historic city is home to beautiful monasteries, landscapes and people. It is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

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