1 Day Tibet Tsetang Samye Monastery Sacred Tour
Our Samye Monastery Sacred Tour takes you to Samye Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery to be built in Tibet. It is a must-see attraction in Shannan region south of Lhasa. Sitting only 150km outside Lhasa, Samye Monastery is famous for its beautiful architecture. It has a layout in the shape of a giant mandala, with the central main temple representing the great Mount Meru. Together with other structures in the monastery, the design demonstrate important concepts in tantric Buddhist cosmology. You will see architectural influences of Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese styles. Inside the monastery, you will find a fine collection of Tibetan religious relics, artworks, murals and statues. It is also a spot popular for pilgrims, who normally take multi-week journey to reach here.
Samye Monastery day tour is an excellent trip for travelers who want to venture outside Lhasa. You will delve deeper into the religious history of Tibetan Buddhism and especially marvel at the architectural greatness that Tibetans have achieved.