Tibet (Xizang), the Roof of the World, remained unknown to the world until the beginning of the 20th century. Entering Tibet, many feel as if they've entered an entirely new world. Majestic Potala Palace is the first attraction most people visit upon arrival. Another interesting activity is to watch the the Lamas get together to debate about Buddhism, which they do every afternoon in Jokhang Temple. Then experience the traditional buildings and souvenirs in Barkhor Street. Norbulingka never ceases to amaze visitors as it is a vibrant oasis seemingly plucked right down in the middle of mostly barren Tibet. The country is also full of Buddhism monasteries, the most famous ones of which include: Sera Monastery, Samye Monastery and Drepung Monastery. Beautiful nature scenery is also lurking around every corner. Namsto Lake is one such spot, and is considered holy by local Tibetans. Last, but not least, is the ruggedly awesome Mt. Everest, which attracts tens of thousands of adventure seekers every year. Even if you not up to trekking it, you can still take plenty of good photos and tell all your friends that you have been there.