Holy Swan Hotel

No. 3 Najin Road, Lhasa, Tibet, 850000, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lhasa

I Can Do It - Only 364 Steps

A travel blog entry by travelingma on Jul 26, 2014

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... tea. This is a tea made with yak butter, some spices, milk, and black tea. To me it tasted like melted butter with some milk added. I drank the cup but I am not a fan. It is supposed to help with the altitude but I could feel my arteries crying out.

We had an early lunch as our check out time at Potola Palace was 1:20. That means we had to be done at the Top by that time. The stairs are set up in switchbacks up the side of the mountain. The stairs were ...

Prayer Flags...

A travel blog entry by chopsticks on Jul 22, 2014

... places and so many faces. The gentleness of the people is a wonder. I do find touring as a group tough...buses and lines...it's like a week long field trip, but it is a way to get to see everything. First pit stop for gas and bathroom...huge disgusting maggots! (it didn't get much better as the day went on) Amy and I did a two for...wth...there were two holes in the ground. It was a wonderful morning ride, although a bit long because there were convoys. I had my instrumental music ...

Lhasa Nice Day

A travel blog entry by free_range_hen on Sep 28, 2013

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... is painted around to doors and windows. While Jane was at the Palace I went on an exciting expedition to find a new T-shirt. I wondered up and down the main high street and went in and out of some well know retailers such as Nike and Kappa. There were also many Chinese brand shops that looked every bit the modern part all intertwined with snack shops banks a couple of supermarkets and butchers. I particularly like the butchers as they displayed Yak legs still ...

27 hours in Lhasa

A travel blog entry by thegrays on Jul 29, 2013

3 comments, 18 photos

Hi All,

At the end of the last blog, I had mentioned that we were headed to Tibet, which was promising to be the highlight of the trip. I had been there before in ’96 and was blown away by how other-worldly the place was. Like no other place I’ve ever seen, Tibetan life is completely dominated by
Buddhism: you see monks and nuns everywhere, prayer flags line every building, and almost every woman walks around with a hand-held prayer ...

Standing on the Roof of the World

A travel blog entry by staudhammer on Sep 13, 2011

38 photos

... 8217; pictures show nothing but despair and pain; high quality, sharp, colored images show the happiness and prosperity ‘after’ China’s help. To be fair, the government did bring roads and commerce to the region but roads and new stores shouldn’t have to crush a culture. Years ago, all that was required for an individual to become a monk was the desire. Now it’s mandatory to pass a government-issued entrance exam (in Chinese) to enter ...

Location

This hotel, located on No. 3 Najin Road, Lhasa, is near Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and Barkhor Street.
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