Chakpori Hill best place to appreciate Potala Palace

Chakpori Hill Lhasa Tibet
Chakpori Hill is the ideal destination in Lhasa to admire the splendid view of the Potala Palace and the rest of the city. It is considered to be a sacred hill for there is a circumanbulation offers a panorama that stretches out of sight. The view from the climb is up to 3725 meters in height, so it is worthy!

Best View of the Potala Palace

The Chakpori Hill, also called King's mountain of medicine, is an ideal destination to view a panorama of the Potala Palace and the majestic landscape in Lhasa. Situated to the west of the square of the Potala Palace in 3725 meters, the hill overlooks the entire old city.

Chakpori Hill

The Tibetan name of this hill initially means hill at the corner of the mountain, but a temple dedicated to the king of medicine was built there and it ends up taking the name of the temple. The best traditional local doctors were found there. Today, the temple was converted into a hospital of traditional Tibetan medicine. It is possible to learn more about the virtues of this medicine.

Sacred Hill

The Chakpori Hill not only offers the most beautiful views of the Potala Palace, but a popular pilgrim shrine. Natural beauty combines with religion in temples and caves are presented on its slopes. It is also here that pilgrims gather each year for the feast of Saga Dawa.

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  • Altitude

    3 658M Altitude Chakpori Hill
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