The seventh day of our Tibet Tour is reserved to explore the two prominent historical and religious heritages in Lhasa. We will start our tour by visiting Sera Monastery and then the later part of the day is for exploring Drepung Monastery.
Sera Monastery: Popular among the monk as a Buddhist university, the plaza holds three major colleges teaching Buddhism. Constructed in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey Sakya Yeshe, people visit this place to experience Monk Debate and get insight into the Buddhist culture. Thanka painting, arts, and other precious relics make the visit more interesting. The complex is made of Choding Khang, Ho-dong Khantsang, Ngakpa Dratsang, Sera Je College, Sera Me Dratsang, Great Assembly hall, and multiple nunneries and hermitages. Sera Bengqin Festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year in the month of February. In August, we will get to witness another major festival of Tibetan Sho Dun Festival. Explore every nook and corner of this heavenly place, delve into the peace and beauty it has to render and offer prayers before treading to another major monastery in Tibet, Drepung Monastery.
Drepung Monastery: The complex built in 1416 holds a great significance among the Tibetans and Buddhists. The magnificent plaza is popular among tourists for its exotic architecture and remnants of history. Rich in arts and crafts, the plaza features attractions such as an assembly hall, a debating courtyard, Ngagpa College, Ganden Palace, Gomang College, Loseling College, Jamyang Choje Meditation Cave, Jampelyang Temple, Lubum Kangtsang, Deyang College, Lamba Mitsang, Jurche Mitsang, and Samlo Kangtsang. Wander around the plaza, enjoy the view of architecture, arts and monuments and immerse in the peace then trace our footsteps back to the hotel. After a delicious local meal, take a rest in a hotel room.