Emperor Songtsen Gampo once built a beautiful 9-story palace with 999 rooms for his bride and named it Potala in honor of the sacred mountain - the habitat of the Bodhisattva.
Once upon a time, more than five thousand monks lived in this monastery, this is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the world, where the bright daily debates of monks are held today.
Norbulinka Palace (which means "Precious Park") covers an area of 360,000 square meters - this is the largest and most beautiful man-made garden in Tibet.
Jokhang Monastery is one of the most important religious centers in all of Tibet. The holy temple in the heart of Lhasa is daily visited by huge crowds of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.
Rongbuk is the highest mountain monastery in the world, the extreme limit of mankind, where the monks retired to meditate and contemplate the Jomolungma - the "Divine Mother of the Earth."
Tashilhunpo is one of the six largest monasteries in the Gelugpa school and is the seat of the Panchen Lama, the second most important spiritual leader in Tibet.