Holy Swan Hotel

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

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Do you know what a monk life looks like?

A travel blog entry by anaketa


... us to put it in a plastic bag (!!) but sawing our faces she tried to find another solution. At the end he decided for a bottle. But when he came out from the kitchen, he hold the soup inside a kind of marmalade recipient. We went all the way back to the hotel with this glass recipient with the orange liquid inside and, once in the hotel, we had to literally drink the soup. What we learnt: - Never, and I say never, throw the papier in the chinese ...

Drak Yerpa Monastery, Hiking and Pulling my Noodle

A travel blog entry by vincethepince


... one last trip to the grocery store. We leave Lhasa tomorrow morning and were told that selection will be very limited coming up. We stocked up on snacks for the road. Tomorrow we hit the road to Gyantse which is only 250km away but apparently the road is pretty rough and it will take the better part of the day to get there. We cross three passes >5000m along the way. We're pretty tired after the busy day today, up early tomorrow to pack our bags. André and ...

Shigatze To Lhasa

A travel blog entry by free_range_hen


... site, touch down, 4 star accommodation. The hotel almost as good as the golden cage where we stayed in Quetta. Star, a fellow trucker had discovered that the bridge that had collapsed causing us to take a different route across the Tibetan Plateau and in to central China, was now open. A few people were keen to miss the plateau due to the altitude and how cold it could be. Will, the driver. and the guides investigated this with ...

Arrival Lhasa

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


... you had was your berth. Mine was the bottom one so i could sit and look out with both feet on the bed and leaning against the short side f the bed. But John had the upper berth and from there you saw nothing and he had about 25 cm above his head as spare room. Not very nice for 32 hours. There were a few fold down seats in the corridor but they were uncomfortable and small. The altitude, for example 4513 ( in Qa Nu) affected ...

Don't mention the Dalai Lama

A travel blog entry by annietheowl


... rooms that night!
More important than all of this though, we had dined without Pavel. He is 74 years old (yes seventy-four!) so this was already going to be a tough trek for him. But having picked up an infection earlier on his travels, he was feeling worse now we were at altitude (over 3600m). He was in bed resting, and worryingly, not eating.
The next morning we left the hotel at 9.30am to visit the nearby Potala Palace; the private residence of the Dalai Lama...when ...


This hotel, located on No. 3 Najin Road, Lhasa, is near Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden).
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