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... peaks. Built in 779 AD it is the 1st monastery for monks in Tibet. Unfortunately the original monastery was destroyed during the cultural revolution with the current monastery reconstructed in the 1980s.
Then for a three and a half drive to Lhasa (another permit check) and after checking into our quaint Tibetan Hotel, we had the rest of the day free. We wandered ...
I slept quite well and woke quite hungry but no food in sight. No life a all really before eight. And no tea or coffee like on the Beijing train. We cut of a water bottle and used that as a glass, got hot water and i had tea bags in my pack. That and a left over muffin from last night's 'dinner' was our breakfast. Spent the day dozing, listening to a book, cropping photos from Iceland and looking out. Pretty uncomfortable though ...
... to go to. Seems that since this is the only plart of their trip they've put a bit more effort into researching places of interest.
Walked through the markets to get here and went inside.
Upon entering the main temple were offered holy water which we were suppose to drink and rub on our heads. Opted to just put the stuff on my head since it was yellow and oily and I had no idea what it contained. Inside found that we could take photos here and got some ...
... a vegetarian Madam?" and she said "Only when it comes to Yak"! Hmmmm! why travel?.
Time now to leave Tibet and go back to China proper (Tibet is a special administration area of China). A flight with China Air was to take us from Lhasa to Beijing but we were to find out that it was actually via Chengdu and we had to get off the plane for 30 minutes, then re-board back to our same seats. It was very inconvenient but apparently the way it is done in China.
We left Lhasa on the 20th November to start the long trip along the Friendship Highway and across the Himalayas. This was to be the hardest part of our trip. We have five bush camps and two nights sleeping on the truck as James has to drive through the night due to roadwork's. The Chinese allow you to use the road for one day then it is shut for 2. The weather is going to be extremely cold but the scenery stunning
It did not start well!!
We had arranged to leave at 7 but ...