Attractions

Buddhist Temple in Lǐtáng

Former Residence of the 7th Dalai Lama

Kelzang Gyatso (1708–57), the seventh Dalai Lama, was born in the basement of this house during a period of intense political struggle. He eventually grew into a visionary leader, and under his rule Tibet establishe…
Buddhist Monastery in Lǐtáng

Chöde Gompa

At the northern end of town, the large Chöde Gompa is a Tibetan monastery that was built for the third Dalai Lama. Inside is a statue of Sakyamuni, believed to have been carried from Lhasa by foot. Don’t miss climbi…
Park in Lǐtáng

White Temple Park

Circle the White Temple (白塔; Báitǎ) with worshippers as they recite mantras and spin the massive prayer wheels, or join the locals just hanging out in the surrounding park. Turn left out of the bus station and just …