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A week in Shigatse, Shigatse, China travel blog

A week in Shigatse

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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... during my first day. We spent each night in a different restaurant or bar. I had a good look and cycle around Shigatse, discovering a fantasic old town, a newly modeled small Potala, another summer palace, two great monestaries, one of the BEST I was ...

Tibetan Monestary visit, Gyanste, China travel blog

Tibetan Monestary visit

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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This was the first monestary I came across the follwoing day,where I stopped to look around. The monks had obviously never been visited by an Englishman before, so were extremely curious. They were extremely friendly, letting me stay the ...

Everest base camp, 5200m, and on to Shigatse, Shigatse, China travel blog

Everest base camp, 5200m, and on to Shigatse

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... the scenery changes to dry expansive river valleys where the locals grow barley, oil seed rape, and potatoes. At nightfall we reach Shigatse, seat of the Panchen Lama, and check into our rather posh chinese run hotel. We have our first really good nights ...

Unhospitable punctures in the middle of nowhere, Shigatse, China travel blog

Unhospitable punctures in the middle of nowhere

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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... early I cycled through a heavy rain storm for about an hour. Then carried on West. I had about 80km to get to Shigatse, where a pre-booked 3 star hotel room awaited me. The only thing I didn't count on was bicycle problems. I stopped for lunch, in ...

Shigatse, Shigatse, China travel blog

Shigatse

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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There was lot to ...

Catholic church in Tibet, Tibet, China travel blog

Catholic church in Tibet

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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In most people's eyes, Tibetan Buddhism is the only religious belief held by the people in Tibet. But in Upper Yanjing Village, Mangkang County, Chamdo Prefecture, eastern Tibet, it is not Sakyamuni who is worshipped, it is Jesus Christ. The Yanjing ...

Dead Ends and Tibetan propositions!, Nakartse, China travel blog

Dead Ends and Tibetan propositions!

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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From Lhasa, I started to cycle West, at the intended rate of between 50 and 70 km a day. I had my first meal inthe middle of no where alone, using an MSR stove. My route took me along route 318, then I headed off a mountain road that took me to a ...

Too Hot!, Gyantse, China travel blog

Too Hot!

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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I left the monestary and continued west. An early morning start and 4 hours later ,it was time to take a break. Enjoying the views, wildlife, the most amazing coloured woodpeckers that kept flyng in front of me. A quick lunch stop and then I carried ...

Road Trip: Costs, Permits and Road Construction, Shigatse, Tibet, China travel blog

Road Trip: Costs, Permits and Road Construction

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... ogre army. Although there are supposedly labor laws, I'm almost positive after seeing the beggars and tent sites that the workers weren't paid fairly. Soon, we were in Shigatse, where I found a hotel for the night, exhausted after days of ...

Tibetan Buddhist Politics at Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse, China travel blog

Tibetan Buddhist Politics at Tashilhunpo Monastery

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , rebuilding monasteries, and choosing the Panchen Lama, the second highest spiritual leader in Tibet and head of Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse. Now, they are waiting for the Dalai Lama to pass away so they can pick his successor. The Dalai Lama, ...

Shigatse, Shigatse, China travel blog

Shigatse

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... all the way! I wish it could be like that back home but there is no where near the amount of free space that there is here. Shigatse is just another big town but its nice enough to amble around for a day or 2. The old fort was torn down by the Chinese ...

Tibetan Plumber Asphixiated in Remote Hotel, Shigatse, China travel blog

Tibetan Plumber Asphixiated in Remote Hotel

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... . We went straight to see an enormous statue of Buddha – I’m not sure if it is the biggest in Tibet or China or the world, it’s difficult to remember and having not been allowed to bring any guide books  into the country, impossible ...

Yaks, Everest and Altitude Sickness., Shigatse, China travel blog

Yaks, Everest and Altitude Sickness.

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... we were supposed to be staying in and seeing that it was indeed pretty deserted and wild, we agreed to continue for another 2 hours to Shigatse, lured by the promise of a hot shower. The last two hours were a bit grim as we’d had 6hrs in the car ...

Shakin Shigatse, Shigatse, China travel blog

Shakin Shigatse

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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Shigatse (3900m) to Lhatse (4000m): Fantastic Tashichunpo monastery in Shigatse; one of the best of the trip. Spent a good couple of hours strolling around....plenty to see and great murals. On leaving the monastery we were confronted by a lady ranting ...

the road to nowhere, Shigatse, China travel blog

the road to nowhere

A travel blog entry by tofudan

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... than lhasa...but in the three years since the book had been published much had obviously changed. tam and i agreed that shigatse felt almost like a random town in china proper. it was a bit dismaying. we did manage to find the old tibetan part of town (a ...

Back to Shigatse, Shigatse, China travel blog

Back to Shigatse

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... did as they had already told us their driver was insane and constantly needed to tell him to slow down! We finally pulled into Shigatse at 6:30! Nearly 4 hours early (although we still lost the race....just) so I was pretty happy. However the hotel we ...

Four days of beauty and peace, Nam-Tso and Reting, China travel blog

Four days of beauty and peace

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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Yesterday I returned from an absolutely excellent tour of the U region of Tibet. It was a 4WD drive tour that encompassed the holy Lake Nam-Tso and many important monasteries. I was extremely lucky in my travel companions on the trip. Ulle and Hans ...

Shigatse Sights., Shigatse, China travel blog

Shigatse Sights.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Shigatse, half way between Mt Everest and Lhasa, became our stopover going to and coming from Everest base camp. It is rather famous in its own right and on the way back we found out why on a trip to the Tashilhunpo Monastery. We arrived with our guide at ...

Gyantse to Shigatse, Shigatse, China travel blog

Gyantse to Shigatse

A travel blog entry by glenn_christie

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... pilgrim walk around the monastery). The walk took us about an hour or so, but it was well worth it as it had great views of Shigatse and there were alot of things to see along the way. We also met a couple of monks who were happy to practice their English ...

Off roading in Tibet, Shigatse, China travel blog

Off roading in Tibet

A travel blog entry by missly

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... , and I have to eat YAK again.. It ended up being a little of both. We started our day by visiting the Tashilunpo monastery in Shigatse. Being the history buff that I am I soaked it all in. The pilgrims walking around the Stupas at least 3 times, the yak ...

Shigatse, Shigatse, China travel blog

Shigatse

A travel blog entry by chainsaw

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Shigatse ...

Norbulingka, Dalai Lama's Summer palace, Lhasa, TIBET, China travel blog

Norbulingka, Dalai Lama's Summer palace, Lhasa

A travel blog entry by huddyandange

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... City though, with a Population of 320,000,000). This is confusing, to say the least! but Tibet  and China's history is clearly a complicated story! In the context of our journey we were here for the essence of the absolute peace and ...

Day 33, Shigatse, China travel blog

Day 33

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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... , and one house with a cow - and a washing machine outside. Guess there's some luxuries you just can't do without eh? Drive to Shigatse, which is Tibet's 2nd biggest town. In all honesty, it's not, er, 'aesthetically pleasing' (ie it's a s**thole.) It's ...

Shigatse, Shigatse, China travel blog

Shigatse

A travel blog entry by vincethepince

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We were up early this morning as we had an early departure to Shigatse. It was around the freezing mark outside when we woke up and not much warmer in our hotel room as we could not get the heater to work. I was planning on having a warm shower to help ...

Il Buddismo tibetano, Shigatse, China travel blog

Il Buddismo tibetano

A travel blog entry by msliviat

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Quando sono partita sapevo di non conoscere molto sulla filosofia del Buddismo tantrico. Mi ero ripromessa di leggere attentamente la guida per poi approfondire direttamente sul posto, come ad esempio ho fatto oggi al monastero Tashilhunpo, immensa ...

Shigatse / Gyantse, Shigatse, China travel blog

Shigatse / Gyantse

A travel blog entry by helenpretious

... are covered with traditional prayer flags, and yak skulls, complete with horns above every doorway. We arrive in Shigatse late afternoon and have our first hot shower in what seems like days.  After we walk around the town, which ...

Shigatse Monastery, Shigatse, China travel blog

Shigatse Monastery

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

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Lhasa,  Barkhor Market and around Lhasa town, TIBET, China travel blog

Lhasa, Barkhor Market and around Lhasa town

A travel blog entry by huddyandange

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... 's Yamen (A Yamen  is any local bureaucrat's office and residence)  *The term Yamen has been widely used in China for centuriesis. It is now the office of Lhasa's magistrate and is just a small three story temple, although, ...

Gyantse to Shigatse, Shigatse, China travel blog

Gyantse to Shigatse

A travel blog entry by chris74

... they were making such a fuss but Kai did find the second room key in his bag two weeks later. Whoops. The next stop was Shigatse. This is the second biggest town in Tibet and once again the Han-Chinese invasion has made it look just like a mid-sized ...

Here a yak, there a yak, everywhere a yak yak, Lhasa - Nam Tso - Shigatse - Everest - Nepal, China travel blog

Here a yak, there a yak, everywhere a yak yak

A travel blog entry by simon.f

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... watch the many monks eat and pray - what was better was the preparation of their yak butter tea (yuk!) in industrial quantities. Shigatse is split between the Tibetan half and the Han Chinese area, where no Tibetan would want nor afford what is on ...

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