Travel Blogs from Litang, China

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Picture Perfect, Litang, China travel blog

Picture Perfect

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... one 4500m village to the other, we're finally experiencing rural China and some fine, fine living. And some awful food, obviously. Litang is, to all extents and purposes, a Tibetan town. That is to say that it is full of Tibetan people speaking ...

Litang, Litang, China travel blog

Litang

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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Litang ...

Lung-bursting Litang, Litang, China travel blog

Lung-bursting Litang

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... do in the victorian "high" country). In the end it was a pretty alight drive, only about 7-8 hours before we arrived in litang. Fluffled around a little finding a place to stay in...another ancient chinese trick; check out a room, its clean and nice...go ...

Sky Burials, Litang, China travel blog

Sky Burials

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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Lucky for me the guys that gave me the lift back to Daocheng from Yading were heading to Kanding, as Litang is on the way they agreed to drop me off this morning. We met up for a typical Chinese breakfast of pork filled sticky buns, hard boiled eggs and ...

Ensilumifiilis ja taivashautajaiset, Litang, China travel blog

Ensilumifiilis ja taivashautajaiset

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

Sita iloitsi ihan kuin lapsena, kun maailma oli heratessa kauniin valkoinen. Aurinko pilkisti viela arkaillen pilvien lomasta, mutta myohemmin paivalla muutti ensilumimaiseman kevaiseksi lorinaksi. Litangia ei ole viela kiinalainen turismi tuhonnut ja ...

Yihaaaaaaa!, litang, China travel blog

Yihaaaaaaa!

A travel blog entry by claraklaver

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... . Met z'n allen duren we in de modder totdat de jeep weer losschiet en het duurt een eeuwigheid voordat we weer terug zijn in Litang. We zijn vreselijk moe, maar ook uitgelaten en gelukkig dat we het er toch op gewaagd hebben. Dit is al Tibet zeggen we ...

Litang, Litang, China travel blog

Litang

A travel blog entry by barnsie2

... to see the different landscapes of the mounains. We passed fields of pine trees, and then fields of enormous boulders. Litang is a small friendly, Tibetan town located at 12,000ft in the mountains. Everyone here is dressed in colorful Tibetan ...

Altitude sickness?, Litang, China travel blog

Altitude sickness?

A travel blog entry by remberido

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... je pas aankomt, duidelijk een probleem, en je moet je lichaam echt wel laten aanpassen aan de hoogte. Hier in dus in LiTang 4100m, een stadje in een vlakte omgeven door snowcapped peaks, wat geschiedkundig eigenlijk Tibet is( maar al veel langer ...

Seikkailujen valissa, Litang, China travel blog

Seikkailujen valissa

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

Melkein lammin suihku, momot ...

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Litang - "Der wilde Westen"

A travel blog entry by benniunterwegs

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... bleiben wird, sind ein paar Knochensplitter... Dies ist die Himmelsbestattung. Diese konnte ich vor wenigen Tagen in Litang beobachten. Ich wusste bereits, was mich dort erwarten wird, bin jedoch nur aus Interesse am religioesen/spirituellen Ablauf ...

Wild Wild West, Litang, West Sichuan, China travel blog

Wild Wild West

A travel blog entry by tomer

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... we all where a bit sick at some point but we all felt better as time went by. The people I was hanging out with in Litang: Amir, Milly, Johan (Sweden), Sarah (NZ), George and Caroline (Greece) and I got a private minibus back to Kanding which was all ...

Litang - cheeky little Monk(eys), Litang County, China travel blog

Litang - cheeky little Monk(eys)

A travel blog entry by missguttridge

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Next i arrived at Litang, one of the Worlds highest cities at 4014 m above sea ...

Sky burial, Litang, China travel blog

Sky burial

A travel blog entry by mrconfused

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... , the man who actually dismembers the bodies, is a respected position and awarded to highly regarded lamas from the Litang monastery; as such, the man conducting the rites was older than expected, and heavily bundled in plastic skirts and rubber ...

The Wild West, Litang, China travel blog

The Wild West

A travel blog entry by dinoshona

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... 't heard anything about it. We set off to the Monastery with Patrick. The Monastery is set atop a hill looking over Litang. Over 1000 Gelugpa Monks reside at this monastery and despite being largely destroyed by the Chinese Ariel bombardment in 1956 and ...

the three signs, Litang, China travel blog

the three signs

A travel blog entry by blummo

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לכולם ישנם ימים יותר טובים וימים פחות. מעצם ...

BONUS : be the witness of a sky burial !, Litang, China travel blog

BONUS : be the witness of a sky burial !

A travel blog entry by nalddo

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It is early morning, in Litang, a remote area of Western Sichuan. We are not far from the town, only a few kilometers, but we are hidden among the hills. The vultures are already here, waiting patiently. A monk arrives, performs some prayers. A stake of ...

Stepping Into, Litang County, China travel blog

Stepping Into

A travel blog entry by naxxer

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The arrival in Litang coincided with entering in a new dimension. We were entering in an area were the actual Tibetan culture is still alive and running! (I know everybody would say that Shangri-La was the actual door, but..come on..let's be honest, a ...

I'll never curse the 77A to Aldwich again, Xiancheng, Litang, Kanding, Chengdu, China travel blog

I'll never curse the 77A to Aldwich again

A travel blog entry by tallbird_lankey

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... shoulder. The journey was more dramatic but less pretty than the first leg, and we arrived in the 1-street Wild West town of Litang at 14,000ft above sea level later that afternoon. Following another visit to a local monastery we booked a ticket for the ...

Travelling Chinese countryside, Litang, China travel blog

Travelling Chinese countryside

A travel blog entry by aerotrevel

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... the awful roads around here, it’s totally stupid and exhausting. At least we plan to spend a few days around here in Litang before continuing south towards the province of Yunnan. The only problem is just our too tight schedule as Aapo should be in ...

Freezing Litang at 4,000m, Litang, China travel blog

Freezing Litang at 4,000m

A travel blog entry by fredtrip

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Litang has at least 2 good things: a nice lamasery up the hill, north of the city and a beautiful surrounding landscape with snow-capped mountains and never-ending prairies stuffed with yaks and nomads. The place has been the birthplace of a ...

The sky burial, Litang, China travel blog

The sky burial

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... hot pot...e em visitar o mosteiro no monte da cidade. Rituais e rezas budistas preencheram a vida do mosteiro. Litang é Tibete mas também um pouco de china. É possível ver os candeeiros da rua destruídos com pedras atiradas pelos tibetanos, quando os ...

Culture Tibetaine, Litang, China travel blog

Culture Tibetaine

A travel blog entry by nycos

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... a Litang, il  aura fallut quelques 4h30 de bus. Il a neige hier apres midi sur la ville et il y fait un froid de canard. Litang est celebre pour etre la ville natale des 7e et 10e Dalai Lama et elle est au centre d une vaste prairie a 4014 m d ...

Buried in the sky, Litang, China travel blog

Buried in the sky

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

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Stayed here for a day and witnessed a sky burial where the corpse is slit open before vultures feed on it. The bones are then ground up and mixed with berley flour before also being given to the vultures. ...

Breaking 4000m, Litang, China travel blog

Breaking 4000m

A travel blog entry by ali_m

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... in some of the nice scenic places because the bus was rattling so much it was almost impossible to take decent pictures. Litang is definitely the most Tibetan town we've visited so far. There were a lot of traditional style houses, Tibetan ...

Dali Lama's Home, Litang, China travel blog

Dali Lama's Home

A travel blog entry by jkirby

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Litang, Sichuan, Tibetan by ethinicity, birthplace of Dali Lama, 4200 meters (13,800 feet) ...

Litang...Are They The Worlds Last Cowboys?, Litang, China travel blog

Litang...Are They The Worlds Last Cowboys?

A travel blog entry by eddakath

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... it all became too hard for her even with us speaking in Chinese. Finally we got our tickets and boarded the bus to Litang. The ride there was just beautiful. We went up and down and around huge mountains, through lush green valleys completely filled ...

Litang, Litang, China travel blog

Litang

A travel blog entry by squeak_1912

... of spine and 1/2 a skull, that was enough for me. There were also lots of vultures hanging around which gave it a sinister feel. From Litang it was another bumpy ride to Kanding from where we planned to go to a place called Dege. 24 hrs on a bus to ...

Litang, Litang, China travel blog

Litang

A travel blog entry by andy_and_niamh

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After Chengdu we headed west into the Tibetan mountains and travelled through Kanding, Litang, Xiangcheng, Zhongdian to Qiaotu. This area was really high, reaching 6000m at times and very rural and ...

Chengdu to Litang - the Tibetan Wild West, Litang, China travel blog

Chengdu to Litang - the Tibetan Wild West

A travel blog entry by hmules

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... cafe from the day before. A Dutch guy I met did however get really severe headaches from the altitude during his time in Litang. Anyway after a morning nursing myself I finally decided I could make it out of the hotel to explore the Lamasary. It was ...

Sky Burials, Midnight Escapes and 3 day back track, Litang, China travel blog

Sky Burials, Midnight Escapes and 3 day back track

A travel blog entry by seanlangwade

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... . I fell asleep that night watching the CBA (Chinas answer to NBA, but its alot slower and very boring!).   Litang is a nice little village, smack in the middle of a load of mountains and about 3000ft above sea level, again making it very ...

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