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Sera Monastery, Lhasa

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Historic Site
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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  • As all the monasteries of Tibet, it is fascinating. It is impressive to see the debate of the monks in the courtyard of the monastery, in the open air. Not to miss.
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  • Sera Monaster is one of the major monasteries in Lhasa. It locates in the north of the city. I took the bus there and get a chance to see their Buddhist Debate. It is a daily routine for the monk stud...  more »
  • When I was growing up in Tibet, I want to become a monk at the Sera and visited it whenever I came to Lhasa from my village. After several times, an elder monk kept me as a student for a year and had ...  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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