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Sera Monastery, Lhasa
(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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  • Don't miss the monks debates in the courtyard in the afternoon, it was captivating and fascinating to watch as they become very animated with each other while they are "sparring" intellectually.....Th...  more »
  • It's not very far to drive to Sera Monastery from Lhasa and the scenery is interesting along the way. Leaving Lhasa you see all the new development, housing,schools etc which are being built along wit...  more »
  • An easy-to-visit monastery in Lhasa, this industrious place is on the side of a hill, but it's an easy slope - considering the altitude - and there are some spectacular mandalas here too. The debating...  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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