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Sera Monastery Lhasa

Sera Monastery located in Lhasa’s northern suburbs, is also an institution of extraordinary beauty. The complex is somewhat smaller than Drepung, but it is otherwise similar, with many beautiful statues and paintings within. Behind Sera, well up the mountainside, is a small building that is evidently intended for meditation retreats, and I do believe that given its high place on the slope, few tourists would be able to ascend to the building to pester the monks. From the rooftop of one of Sera’s buildings, one can look across Lhasa’s northern district at the Potala, which stands prominently above the streets on the hill.

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