Nearby temples for checking in during the pilgrimage to Lhasa Square

In addition to three famous spots, there are also unique and characteristic temples hidden in Tibetan-style residential areas, which have a history as rich as that of cities. These make up the grassroots culture of Lhasa.

Xiaozhao Temple - Find a place for peaceful retreat

Xiao Zhao Temple is well-known and revered by many people, because originally the entire temple was built under the supervision of Princess Wencheng. Inside the hall, there is an 8-year-old statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. In the 18th century, it also served as the site of the highest school of the Gelug tradition - Upper Tantra College.
One of the residences of the four great living Buddhas of Tibet. Danjelin Temple (built in 1762 and named by Qianlong) is the largest temple among the four forests, and you can see the Potala Palace from the top of the building by climbing the wooden stairs.
The Cemenlin Monastery (built in 1777, a temple surrounded by residential buildings, where local residents participate in the temple. Busy believers coming and going, and the colorful clothes hanging in the courtyard prove that this is a down-to-earth temple in Lhasa).
Gongde Lin Temple (built in 1792, with the plaque "Gongde Lin" bestowed by Qianlong, has a history of more than 200 years, and is mainly frequented by Tibetan people who come to burn incense and pray for blessings).
The Xide Temple (originally built in the 9th century, is one of the oldest temples in the Four Great Forests. It is rumored that the bottom of the temple is connected to the Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace, but this is just a rumor. However, the once glorious Xide Temple became a ruin in a religious uprising, and the collapsed buildings in black and gray still speak of its history.
We can easily glimpse the shadow of Canggu Temple in the photos of many tourists. One reason is that it is the only nunnery in the old city. Another reason is that the sweet tea here is quite famous, and almost all tourists who come to Tibet and have done their research will visit this place.
Sala Temple is the most famous temple in the northern suburbs. Usually starting at 3 p.m., a unique scripture debate ritual is held here. Monks usually communicate their insights and understanding of Buddhism through question-and-answer or group discussions, sometimes pounding their chests and stamping their feet, sometimes frowning or smiling, full of fun.
Jokhang Temple is the only temple in Tibet dedicated to the god of wealth. It also has a unique Tibetan liquor culture, with a drink stall at the entrance of the main hall. People who come to worship often buy liquor to offer to the god of wealth in this temple.
Founded by Tsongkhapa, a disciple of the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, Jangyang Qugui Zaxiban in 1416, it is only 10 kilometers away from downtown Lhasa. It used to be the largest monastery in Tibetan Buddhism before the liberation.