Mandala Hotel

Address: No.31 Barkhor South Street, Lhasa, Tibet, 850000, China | Hotel
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This hotel, located on No.31 Barkhor South Street, Lhasa, is near Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Street, and Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si).
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    Travel Blogs from Lhasa

    Day 2 Lhasa Tibet

    A travel blog entry by gracecardie on Sep 13, 2014

    13 photos

    ... stupas,and monk dormitories as well as halls for prayer and places where the Dalai Lama can receive visitors. The palace was used as the winter residence of the Dalai Lama and was where the main religious and political affairs were played out. We were able to go inside and see the tombs of many of the previous Dalai Lamas as well as three of the temples that were and still are used for worship. We were not allowed to ...

    On top of the world....almost!

    A travel blog entry by shunny81 on Sep 08, 2014

    2 comments, 61 photos

    ... and during its peak would house up to 10,000 monks. It was also the home of the Dalai Lama for a time. During the tour, our guide Tenzin (who was very good) told us that the buildings which were situated high up in the mountains, were used for Buddhist monks to practice meditation. He said that they would go up there for 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days and during that time, they were not allowed to come down into the city or speak to or see anyone. Their food would be carried up to them ...

    12000 Feet-Tibet At Last

    A travel blog entry by travelingma on Jul 25, 2014

    3 photos

    ... proper.

    Today is an easy day, with lots of rest to adjust to the altitude. We did eat at the Tibet Steak House and had our first experience with yak. I found it very similar to beef, only slightly gamier. It was also leaner, like bison. We had yak curry, yak stew, and other treats. All of it was quite good. It seems I like yak.

    Terry and I ventured out after dinner to a pharmacy where I found Tylenol ...

    Don't mention the Dalai Lama

    A travel blog entry by annietheowl on May 28, 2013

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    ... yet even as we were dragged (literally) into one cab another driver offered us half the price! We declined the improved offer and set off much to our driver's relief.
    The driver had assured us he knew where our hotel was but this appears to be the most common lie in Asia. Soon we were stopping at every hotel and he was asking us "This your hotel?". Eventually we persuaded him to ask for directions and although this didn't actually help it gave us time to recognise the area ...

    Train journey from Xi'an to Lhasa 34 hours

    A travel blog entry by daleville on Apr 15, 2012


    ... morning from the Seven Sages Hostel and on arrival at the station she mounted the footpath and weaved her way through the clusters of people to drop us off right at the barrier where you must show your tickets to enter the departures area.
    One hour before our departure we were scanning the assembled passengers for train T165 in this "Lounge" I was immediately approached by a man (who through sign language) offered ...