There are way more things to do in Tibet than view temples and search for spiritual wellness - although of course that’s one of the main reasons people travel to the stunning Himalayan country. Tibet is mystical and enigmatic and the scenery is simply breathtaking. It would be quite easy to emulate Brad Pitt’s movie and spend 7 years here, but few of us can dream of that luxury, so here are things to do in Tibet in 7 days.
1. Potala Palace
The highest palace in the world can be found in Tibet. Located on the Red Hill of Lhasa, in the Middle Beijing Road, Potala Palace is one of the most renowned architectural wonders of the world. View the palace at dawn from Chakpori Hill and watch the spectacular light from the sunrise over the mountains and the Potala Palace. If you’re a photographer, you will not get a better shot of the palace and the surrounding mountains than from this unobstructed elevation. View the palace at night from Tibet Peaceful Liberation Square, when the Potala Palace is alight in the falling darkness. There are even traditional Chinese dances performed regularly at this time in the square. However, whatever time of day you visit, Potala Palace is rich with Tibetan history, culture, art and religion, making the Palace one of the most unforgettable things to do in Tibet.