Dongcuo International Youth Hostel

No.10 Beijing East Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa, Tibet, 850000, China | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Lhasa

FINALLY ON THE TIBETAN PLATEAU

A travel blog entry by crisanddavid on May 01, 2014

6 comments, 18 photos

... 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 ...

7 days in Tibet

A travel blog entry by kmnoble on Nov 05, 2011

1 comment, 84 photos

... warmer temps. The majority of the tour, especially those who hadn't yet been trekking, woke up with headaches and lack of appetite from the altitude, which just got worse through the day as we drove over two 5000m passes, and spent most of the day above 4500m. After a couple of hours of driving we stopped at the 5005m Lalungla Pass to stretch our legs and take pictures where we had an incredible view of the 8012m Shisha Pangma, another of the 14 8000m peaks in the ...

Arriving at the Roof of the World

A travel blog entry by adamz on Jun 04, 2011

173 photos

... sold almost as soon as they go on sale. As a result I had a worry about the small possibility of a conterfeit having ben sold so I really didnt want to risk changing tickets.

Since it was already late I called it a night soon after boarding. The lights in the area also went out at around 10:30pm which I guess is the time they want most people to go to sleep.

Should be noted at this point that the train is not pressurised as some people like my brother believe. Rather ...

43hrs on a train to the roof of the world

A travel blog entry by zoeandluke on Mar 30, 2011

18 photos

... with various books, DVDs on the laptop, cards, watching the 4 channels of Chinese TV we had (In Chinese), walking up and down the train, playing quizzes, being tickled and all this took up one day. After that it was a case of enjoying the scenery and filling time until the next meal. Food became the defining factor of the day and the more food the better, we sat there and looked forward to our next feed. Whether it was a banana, rice, apple or ...

Potala Palace

A travel blog entry by wallsy on Nov 04, 2010

2 photos

We had a later start today, which was welcomed, before heading over to check out Potala Palace. It was impressive... well maintained and large. Inside are the tombs of various previous Dalai and Panchen Lamas, most of which are covered in shitloads of gold. And... there were plenty of signs and explanations as to what we were looking at, which made our 'guide' redundant!
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This hostel, located in the Downtown area of Lhasa, is near Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and Barkhor Street.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsDongcuo International Youth Hostel Lhasa

    Reviewed by ghostshadow

    great experience

    Reviewed Apr 8, 2008
    by (2 reviews) Shanghai , China Flag of China

    clean and neat

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Dongcuo International Youth Hostel Lhasa

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent