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Sera Monastery, Lhasa
(3.9/5 based on 440+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • yet another breath taking monastery. this is another place with so much history behind it. the buddha's that are ijn there are so big and there are so many diffeent ones to look at. just sorry i didn'...  more »
  • Interesting to see the monks debating among themselves, clapping when they make an application. Our guide SONAM of Lhasa SHIGATZE TRAVEL explained what was going on, because we did not understand the language and why these shouts and clap. We found the tourist attraction, but still is to see
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  • If you have time to visit only one monastery in Lhasa and are debating between Sera and Drepung, I would be hard-pressed to make a choice. Although Drepung is in a nicer setting, the live “Buddhism Sc...  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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