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    Places of Interest

    Tibet's vast and dramatic plains will make you feel as it you have entered another world and time. From the mystical capital of Lhasa, which means “Land of the Gods”, to Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsetang, the Tibetan Plateau is scattered with remote monasteries, palaces and ancient sites. Tibet is the perfect destination for those seeking isolation and spiritual awakening – for centuries Lhasa was home to the Dalai Lamas and it still attracts Buddhist pilgrims. The landscape feels achingly desolate at times, but the drama of the architecture and the traditional Tibetan crafts and culture make for a fascinating experience.

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    Gyantse

    Gyangtse, located in the Nyang-chu Valley, is famed for its stupa - the largest and most impressive in all of Tibet. Gyangtse lies at the crossroads of trade routes between...

    Lhasa

    Lhasa is the capital of Tibet and one of the highest cities in the world at 3,600 metres. For centuries it was the abode of the Dalai Lamas and is...

    Shigatse

    Shigatse is Tibet's second-largest town and the traditional capital of Tsang province. It has long been an important trading and administrative centre and houses one of the highlights of Tibet,...

    Tingri

    The area of Tingri (split into old and new Tingri - a 40 minute drive apart) is a photogenic spot overlooking a sweeping plain bordered by towering Himalayan peaks. Close...

    Tsedang

    The town of Tsedang, 183km southeast of Lhasa, is a good base from which to explore the Yarlung Valley and the famous Samyemonastery.

    Zhangmu

    Zhangmu is a busy border town between Tibet and Nepal with lots of hustle and bustle. It's situated in a wonderfully green, lush valley - a great contrast to the...