We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sera Monastery

Wuze Hill , Sera | Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 170.00*
and up
Day Tour: Tibet Drepung and Sera Monasteries
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Sera Monastery (founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe, disciple of Tsongkhapa) is just located at the foot of Tatipu Hill,located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang and it is about 6 km to the northeast direction of Potala Palace. It is famous for the Buddhism activities of” Monks Debate” which happens in afternoon from Monday to Saturday. This is one highlight attraction for travel in Lhasa Tibet.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“young monks” (10 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Wuze Hill , Sera | Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (507)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 349 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

All Tibet is very spiritual and on top was this monastery. Recommended to visit while you are in Lhasa. Found little more peace inside self here!!!

Thank Fairyluci
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Though a bit far from the center, Sera can be reached easily by a fun ride of only 1 yuan on bus 16 or 24. What's special about Sera? The famous debate of the monks at 3:30pm Mon.to Sat. when the weather is good. The...More

Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sera monastery gives the opportunity of observing monks debating with one another. It was a very interesting spectacle

Thank swarnavac2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent place to appreciate life in the monastery. Every resident has own role to play in their daily life.

Thank Yy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Lhasa's oldest monasteries. The main highlight is the monks' debate which goes on a daily basis except Sunday; even in winter. This starts at 3pm; and is an intensive yet entertaining debate; even though you will have no idea what was said and...More

Thank rvn85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of climbing, take your time due to altitude, people along was very nice and helpful with guide, very religious experience

Thank marvinodro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monastery represents the ancient university of Tibet.This monastery was the seat of higher Buddhist studies though it has lost some of its charm but it is still a place of ancient wisdom.

Thank sonamdhondup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit if you want to see a monastery. Lots of history and an interesting place.

1  Thank postrawb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another monastery on the outskirts of Lhasa with loads of interesting activities for the monks. Take a look at the "debate ground" between the monks there and learn how they "code talk" to each other

Thank Hao M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you ignore the fact that its a monastery with only a handful if the monks it once had, then it is worth visiting for the views alone - personally after three days I was unable to take the smell of yaks butter any longer...More

Thank mikey2846
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Dunya Restaurant
188 reviews
4.82 km away
tashi I
58 reviews
4.94 km away
XueYu Restaurant
128 reviews
4.95 km away
AnDuo Nuo Zeng Zang Can
6 reviews
4.82 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ramoche Monastery (Xiao Zhao Si)
48 reviews
4.78 km away
zong jiao lu kang
16 reviews
4.46 km away
Zhaji Temple
11 reviews
2.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sera Monastery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit