About This Trip
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Attractions in this trip
Shuo Atop the Rongpu Qinzhogma Hill at the foot of Mt. Qomolangma, Rongpu monastery is 90 kilometers away from the Tingri County seat and is 5,800 meters above sea level? It is the highest monastery in the world, so the scenery is as great as you can imagine.
Rongpu Monastery was originally constructed by Red Sect Lamas in1899, although it is not as old as other monasteries in Tibet, it is famous for its high latitude and murals.
The monastery has five stories, but only two of them are being used now. It is said that the reason why they built the monastery so high was that they want to enjoy a quiet environment and have a sound sleep.500 hundred monks lived here once while the monastery was very popular, but only 50 monks and nuns live here nowadays.
Annually it holds three-day sorcerers activities on the 15th of the fourth month and the Ghost-Beating Festival on the 29th of the 11th month of the Tibetan calendar.
It is 60 kilometers from New Tingri to the Rongpu Monasterry. Tourists can take a taxi to go to the monastery because there is no regular bus. The monastery provides lodging places for $4 each bed.)
Lhasa,Capital of Tibet
Since as early as in 7 century, one of Tibetan Kings named Songtsan Ganpu in "Tobo" Dynasty switched his capital here,
At present, roads from
The famous attractions inside and around Lhasa city are Potala Palace, the symbol of Lhasa, Jokhang Temple, the center of Tibetan Buddhism, and three famous monasteries Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, and Ganden Monastery have a lot of Tibetan Lamas studying there, and etc. And Lhasa is also successive Dalai Lama's Seat.
Besides, there are lots of famous local products like hand-made Tibetan Carpets, Tibetan medicine, and Lhasa Beer, etc.
All these contribute