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 ...
The Jokhang temple is built around a sacred lake and has massive significance for the faithful, we saw hundreds of people praying and taking a Kora clock wise around the temple, turning the prayer wheels as they go. The temple contains many Buddha’s and is a home to the Monks of Lhasa.
... Pilgrim's Circuit, Lhasa's old market. The area is full of activity with monks chanting, vendors selling their wares, yak butter wafting in the air and hundreds of people moving in a clockwise direction.
After breakfast you fly to tmountain city of Chongqing in preparation fo ryour cruise downstream the Yangtze.
Tibet's capital since the 7th century, Lhasa is ...
... which was nice. In the afternoon we went on a local bus, to the outskirts of the city, to a monastery on the hill. It was a huge place and worth the visit. By the time we got back we were shattered because of the thin air, so it was another early night!
Monday 19th Sept.
We got up and went to the temple in the centre of Lhasa. It is their most sacred temple, so we went (even though, after Mongolia, we were pretty templed out!). It was 8 pounds ...
... and more prone to thinking ahead in the toilet stakes) she managed to avoid the toilets. Me, not so, a non flush-able overused, hot and sloshing toilet waited for me with all the vengence one could imagine a ****** off toilet could muster (enough said).
We were really in Xi'an to see the Terracotta
warriors and break our travel up as we headed to Lhasa. Xi'an the city
is quite a beautiful city, like everywhere in China it is burgeoning, I