The Sera Monastery is one of the six main Monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Located on the foot of Sera Mountain, 3km north of Lhasa. Since ancient times, it has been the place where the eminent monks expound the texts of Buddhism. The architecture of the monastery is Tibetan style, and the temple hall is resplendent and magnificent. The perimeter of the temple is about 1.5 kilometers, so tourists are possible to visit the architectural of Sera Monastery on foot. The layout of the Sera Monastery is centered on the Tsochin Hall, and numerous buildings scattered around. Unlike the buildings of other monasteries and temples, Sera Monastery is not located symmetrically on the axis, but scattered among the mountains. There are many Buddhist statues in the monastery, and there are also a large number of sacred books, fine Thangkas, piling embroideries, murals and other valuable art treasures.
Sera Monastery (Lhasa)
Location: Foot of Sera Mountain, north of Lhasa
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Lhasa must-see monasteries and Lake Namtso
Highlights: Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera & Drepung monastery
Duration: 6 days
Tibet Essential Short Trip of Lhasa Town & Lake Namtso
Highlights: A chance to experience Buddha debate activity in Sera monastery, visit magnificent Potala Palace plus Lake Namtso.
Duration: 5 days
Tibet must-see Everest plus Guilin highlight attractions
Highlights: Fascinating sunrise in Everest, Buddhist debate in Sera monastery, Guilin Yangshuo plus Terraced field.
Duration: 13 days
Fantastic journey of Namtso Lake Sunrise & Everest Tour
Highlights: Visit must-see attractions in Tibet, experience Buddhist debate in Sera monastery, beautiful Himalaya scenery.
Duration: 10 days
7 Days Incredible Landscape Journey From Lhasa to Nepal
Highlights: Sightsee amazing views of the Mt. Everest and the unique Tibetan countryside. A complete impression of Tibet's religion, cultural.
Duration: 7 days
6 Days Lhasa & Lake Namtso private tour
Highlights: Lake Namtso, Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Sera monastery, Drepung monastery.
Duration: 6 days
12 Days tour of Everest, Tibet major monasteries plus train experience
Duration: 12 days
9 Days train tour from Xining to Tibet with major attractions.
Duration: 9 days