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Sera Monastery

Wuze Hill , Sera | Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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The Sera Monastery (founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe, disciple of Tsongkhapa) is just located at the foot of Tatipu Hill,located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang and it is about 6 km to the northeast direction of Potala Palace. It is famous for the Buddhism activities of” Monks Debate” which happens in afternoon from Monday to Saturday. This is one highlight attraction for travel in Lhasa Tibet.
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Wuze Hill , Sera | Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a mystical place, it has to be visited but beware of large crowds. If you get there at the right time you can see monks debating and teaching each other philosophical points.

Thank Ed_Marquez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another temple to look at during your tour with lots more of dogs running around to play with. This has some nice walks and views of the city.

Thank Scott8446
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great monastery very close to the Lhasa. Meny locals visit it to take a blesh for their children

Thank Σοφια Κ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great stop in Lhasa, be sure to get a group shot with the monks if the opportunity arises, such a great group of devotees.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of chapels, to many Buddhas and Dalais Lama. I didn't appreciate a beauty of the construction from outside and such monasteries are a kind of chaotic distribution inside. Open chapels, cold, very similar with one and the other, same that only buddhist experts...More

Thank fcortina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was just a wonderful experience - Sera monastery is beautifully situated at the foot of a mountain - people bring their babies and children here to get a blessing from the horse bhuddha - you shuffle around in the dark and take a peek...More

Thank PiscesTokyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice Monastery but what sets it apart is the Monks debate Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm. Make sure you go during the week and ask your guide to be there for 3 pm so you can get a good...More

Thank Antoni P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monastery is usually part of a tour arranged by your tour agency. A very special place where you can see monks walking around. One of the highlights of Sera Monastery is in the afternoon usually around 3:00 pm, you can catch the Monk Philosophical...More

Thank LinY323
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing monastery .. easy to get monestaried out in Lhasa but Sera - the white rose is well worth a visit

Thank forevermagpie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special for the monastery, but lucky to see monks debating each others in their unique style in a shady courtyard. Sorry, No camera please.

Thank belmfgo4
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