Sera Monastery of Lhasa

DSC_0977DSC_1005Sera Monastery (Tibetan: སེ་ར་དགོན་པ, Wylie: se ra dgon pa “Wild Roses Monastery”; Chinese: 色拉寺; pinyin: Sèlā Sì) is one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet, located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang Continue reading

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Ganden Monastery – Lhasa

I Spoke to a friend this evening and I am trying to convince her to do Tibet instead of Ladakh. So Sanjana, This one is for you 🙂

Ganden Monastery

Ganden is located outside Lhasa on a tall, grassy mountain at 12,467 feet. While much of Ganden was      DSC_0809 previously destroyed, much of it has now been rebuilt. Ganden has great hiking. For those interested in a short hike, walk the short circumambulation route around the monastery. On the backside of the mountain on which Ganden is located are fantastic views of the valley far below. As Ganden is a sky burial site, vultures and crows can sometimes be seen circling overhead. Continue reading