Yellow Hat Sites
Below is an illustrated index of the 3 Yellow Hat sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.
Drepung MonasteryLhasa, TibetFounded in 1416, this monastery on the outskirts of Lhasa was once Tibet's largest and most influential, with over 10,000 monks. It remains active today.
Jokhang TempleLhasa, TibetThis historic temple in Lhasa is the holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism. It houses a venerated Buddha statue and has been a major pilgrimage destination for centuries.
Potala PalaceLhasa, TibetThis castle-monastery was long the primary residence of the Dalai Lama, who now lives in exile in India. Today it is a state museum and World Heritage Site.