Lhasa Phuntsok Khasang International Youth Hostel
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... their were stairs to climb and it wasn't just a flat path. Definite credit for multitasking! Sera Monastery was founded by Jamchen Choje Shakya Yesh and built in 1419. The monastery has three colleges, an assembly hall, and thirty-three houses. What was interesting about this monastery was the printing room, it was here where they sell various texts related to Buddhism but they also had all the wooden templates for some of the ...
... mountain river that has prayer flags strung across it and Buddhist paintings on its sheer rock faces.
Climbing over high and snow covered passes adorned with statues and prayer flags we posed for photos under the elevation signs.
... take a scenic drive to the holy city. Stop en route to visit Tibetan villages and schools and take photos of the Tibetan houses, yaks, Buddhist carvings and the remarkable landscape of streams and snowcappeded mountains. Lhasa means "country of the gods". You enjoy a quiet, leisurely afternoon and evening acclimating to Lhasa's high altitude (11,796 feet).
An unforgettable day begins with ...
... everywhere, including on the roofs, cameras every street. Talking about the current Dalai Lama is forbidden. Not even information on the internet we can get here. Links including those words are blocked as well as social network pages.
We had lunch in a terrace with a view to the temple. Then we went exploring the surroundings, including the Ramoche temple right on the middle of the old city, much less touristic then all the others.
It started to rain and got ...
... in hand, I accessed the web via ethernet provided by the attendant, and typed a short message online telling of my arrival. Afterward, I trekked back down to my room and hopped in my cozy bed, looking forward to a full night's sleep with no crying babies.
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