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.
#45 – Islamic Architecture of BORNEO ISLANDSunsets over the mosques are stunning
#9 – Ancient Temples of Bagan, MYANMAR / BURMAAncient ruins of temples that stood the test of time.
#3 – Svalbard Islands, NORWAYIn Svalbard you are truly (almost) on top of the world!
#5 – Goifulhafehendhu Atol, MALDIVESParadise on earth! This is the awesomely beautiful Maldives!
#17 – Corcovado National Park, COSTA RICAA precious wilderness along the southwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica