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Sera Monastery, Lhasa

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Dedicated to the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect, Sera Monastery treasures frescoes, colorful statues, and scriptures written in gold powder. The monastery stands on a hill covered with wild roses. The main buildings include an assembly hall supported with more than 100 pillars, 33 dormitories organized around a central courtyard, and three colleges boasting well-preserved frescos. Plan to visit Sera Monastery during your Lhasa vacation using our convenient Lhasa travel itinerary planner.
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  • After you have visited the Jokhang Temple and the Potale Palace is the Sera Monastery not very special. What is very special, are the debaterende monks in the monastery garden.
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  • This Buddhist monastery is a complex of buildings (schools, dormitories, temples), a true city, built around 1400. Until today, it is a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists.
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  • It´s located so close to the center of Lhasa that it´s worth visiting. It´s dedicated to the branch of the tibetan buddhism Gelugpa and due to the importance of its religion, its considered a very imp...  more »
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  • Interesting monastery near Lhasa. Huge area with dozens of various buildings. The debate between monks must be very boring to the uninitiated._
  • Strongly recommended. Good to see the monks debating in the afternoon. If you are visiting the monastery go there in the afternoon.
  • Monks debate clapping their hands, not caring tourists. Such lively Tibetans are hardly seen anywhere else in Tibet. Check schedule and do not miss the debating.
  • This is a terminus and easy to reach by local bus. Fare is cheap.
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