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Sera Monastery, Lhasa

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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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  • Famous for its Japanese, Japanese Kawaguchi ekai studied. Found various artifacts honoring ekai, person monk excellent as was transmitted.
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  • Its another ancient monastery with a lot of Buddhist statues (Past, Present & Future). We are unable to take pictures inside the monastery but we can take pictures from your PHONES ONLY of the monk de...  read more »
  • As monasteries go, the Sera is not the most impressive of them all. However, the highlight is the debating courtyard where you see a group of monks challenging each other on matters of philosophy. The...  read more »
  • Interesting monastery near Lhasa. Huge area with dozens of various buildings. The debate between monks seems 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.
  • Great monastery to visit
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