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Known as the home of the "debating monks,"Sera Monastery was built on a hillside in the northern part of Lhasa in 1419. One of the three most important monasteries in the city, it is dedicated to the Gelugpa, or Yellow Hat, sect of Tibetan Buddhism and is a university monastery.

Visitors flock here to see the debates. a tradition young monks take part in as part of their training. In a series of debates, the senior monks drill the younger ones on various doctrines of Tibetan Buddhism and the teachings of Buddha. It’s a very physical display: the senior monks are standing, seeming to shout at the younger ones and then slapping their hands together dramatically—the hand slapping is the signal for the seated monk to respond. The debates may also be punctuated by screams (to throw the other person off). While it’s a very entertaining display for visitors, it’s a serious matter for the monks and a crucial part of training. Also of interest at Sera Monastery are the sand mandalas, beautiful works of art created from sand. These pieces take days to complete and, when finished, are swept away and started again.

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6-Day Private Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Tour

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Group 3-Night Holy City Lhasa Tour

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8-Day Small Group Lhasa,Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Sanya

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6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Chengdu

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4-Day Lhasa Highlight City Private Tour

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4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour

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  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$914.48
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Zhuhai

5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Zhuhai

This small group tour covers all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Drepung monastery, Sera monastery. Impressed by one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the Yamdrok lake at an altitude of 4400m, enjoy the magnificent view of the Nychenchen Khangsar mountain(the highest mountain near Lhasa) and pastures of local herders.The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 5 days
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8-Day Small Group Lhasa, Yamdroktso & Namtso Lake and Shigatse City Tour

8-Day Small Group Lhasa, Yamdroktso & Namtso Lake and Shigatse City Tour

This small group tour covers three biggest ancient cities in Tibet: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. Highlights included: Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Drepung & Sera Monastery, Holy Lake Yamdroktso & world highest saline lake Namtso, Karo Glacier and real Tibetan villages and nomads at Damxung Prairie. Impressed by religion, cultural and breathtaking naturual view here.The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 8 days
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What are Sera Monastery hours of operation?
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Sera Monastery hours of operation: Daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sera Monastery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 154 Sera Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sera Monastery 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sera Monastery costs USD 770.00. Guided Sera Monastery tours start around USD 770.00 per person. See all 154 Sera Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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