Labrang Redrock International Youth Hostel

No.253 Yagetang, Xiahe, Gansu, 747100, China | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Xiahe

Fascinating Xiahe

A travel blog entry by kevandhazel on Jul 30, 2013

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Leaving Xia'n to Lanzhou at 7:44 AM. We had bookedv hard seats and the train was quite full so a lot of opportunities for "people watching". The seats were really quite a bit harder as the ones on the high speeds trains (but still bearable). The ride took a good nine hours and the tracks often followed the Yellow River and the nearer we came to …

Yellow Hats, Horns and Drums

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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... Hats, sunglasses and photographing are not allowed inside the temples. Each temple has a large statue of a specific Buddha or a stupa containing relics of an important lama. The town is long and narrow, the central road terminates at the monastery. There is, as everywhere in China, housing construction. Here there is a stylistic trend towards ...

Silk Road: Day Four

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny

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... a financially rich area.

Following checking at the Baoma Hotel, I went to the Nomad Restaurant near the hotel. My table ordered yak meat in the curry, dumplings, and pizza (not American type). I had Muslim tea with dry fruit. While eating, I joked with Angie that we should become monks to live the simple life. (Never happening because I refuse to give my luxury items like my phone). I gave Avery a hard time when she forgot to name fried chicken as ...

Silk Road Excursion - Xiahe(Cultural Ti--bet)

A travel blog entry by shannonmorrall

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... as offerings. Another offering one could make was monetary, but the most difficult to ignore was the offering of yak butter. The monks use the yak butter to burn their prayer candles along the walls of the temple, and the smell was so strong that it stayed with me for days. I rather liked the smell, but many people thought it was too sweet. Each new year, the monks use the yak butter to have a simultaneous competition and tribute by seeing who can create the best sculpture ...

Episode 15

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

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... road so we are always passing another one. There were a few toll gates too, these tolls are mounting up at the rate of around AU$15 per day. This must prove quite expensive for the Chinese, it is for us, the bikes don’t pay, they can just ride round the gate on the bicycle track. Once when that wasn’t possible Richard didn’t get his timing right and the boom gate came done between him and his luggage behind. He had to wait for ...

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