Located at the foot of Mount Gephel, just five kilometres from the western suburbs of Lhasa, Drepung is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries. It is famous for its weekly debates among the monks. They welcome visitors and its a sight not to be missed. Sadly, very sadly, more than a third of the old monastic town was destroyed after the communist Chinese arrived in Lhasa in 1951 to annex Tibet. Fortunately, some key buildings including the four colleges, the Tsokchen and the Dalai Lamas’ residence were saved.
#10 – Wadi Rum and Petra City, JORDANAn incredibly red dry desert topped off with an ancient city carved into the rocks
#47 – Old City of Warsaw, POLANDWarsaw has quaint squares surrounded by colourful buildings and alleys.
#16 – Mayan Ruins of Tikal, GUATEMALAIn the dense jungle rises the remnants of an ancient civilization
#42 – Kotor Fjord, MONTENEGROStunning scenery along Kotor fjord connected to the Adriatic Sea
#29 – Cartagena de Indias, COLOMBIAEnjoy a relaxing atmosphere in an old colonial town