Mysterious and alluring Tibet
Tibet – a Chinese autonomous province with its capital Lhasa. More 30 years ago, Tibet was closed territory in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, inaccessible to tourists, and now their number is growing every year.
Tibet is now associated with their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who along with the entire government had to leave their homeland in 1959. At the moment, the government of Tibet is located in northern India in the small town of Dharamsala.
- The origins of Buddhism in Tibet
Buddhism came to Tibet in the 7th century, a thousand years later than was born in India. The highest representative of the religion is considered to be the Dalai Lama – "Ocean of Wisdom". In Tibet we are confident that after the death of the Dalai Lama reincarnated into a new body only been born a boy. The current Dalai Lama was elevated to the throne February 22, 1940 at the age of five, it is the fourteenth reincarnation of an enlightened being Bothisatvy, which each time returns to Earth to help others.
Tibetan capital – Lhasa is located at a height of about three and a half thousand meters above sea level, is the center of Buddhist culture and the heart of Tibet. Lhasa amazing, vibrant city in Tibetan means the abode of the gods, a divine place.
- The Potala Palace
Potala Palace – a Buddhist temple complex was the main residence of the Dalai Lama to escape from the Chinese occupation, Tibetans it is the same as the Vatican for Catholics. Construction of the Potala was begun in the 7th century and finally he completed in the 17th century, being completed and expanded many times, becoming the highest palace in Asia. 13-storey palace 500 meters long with more than 1,000 rooms located on the Red Hill in Lhasa. Thanks to its design, aspiring to the skies and grand size, makes a strong impression on each person so far. This an ancient construction is attracted to world heritage monuments and is under UNESCO Protection.
- Monastery of Jokhang
Monastery of Jokhang ("Lord House") The most sacred and revered temple in Tibet. Here you can still see Tibetans doing stretches around the monastery right outside. In the monastery you can see the oldest statue of the Buddha, brought from India, the statue of Tara, being close to which you feel that it is live and in fact hurries to help all living things.
- Sights Lhasa
Being in Lhasa it is impossible to pass by the main shopping street Bahhor. This picturesque pedestrian street has retained its medieval charm, here in numerous labyrinths are cafes and restaurants, many shops where you can buy clothes, decorations and various souvenirs. It is just interesting to take a walk in slower, watching the life of local residents. Every day, early in the morning and in twilight, believers make a religious procession clockwise around the temple in ethnic suits.
Park and Palace Norbulinka
Norbulinka Park and Palace – this is a summer residence of Dalai Lama. This is a very quiet and beautiful place, Tibetans are very respecting him. In the palace, everything has been preserved, as in those days, when Dalai Lama lived here, here you can see the bed on which he slept.
- Drak Yerpa
Drak Yerp – the closest to Lhasa cave monastery, located at an altitude of about 4000 meters. This is a whole complex consisting of caves for meditation, stupas and temples. Unusually beautiful nature and powerful energy exposure where you want to come back more than once.
Tibet is the most peaceful place on Earth, where usual things are perceived completely differently, here all the temples are impregnated with the energy of self-improvement. And if you strive for spirituality, in this case a trip to Tibet, exactly what you need!