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... Drepung was ransacked and almost destroyed by the Chinese in the 1950s, the monks were forced to leave, and many were killed. There are now only 300 monks in Drepung.
Sera monastery housed hermitages and nunneries, tucked away quietly in the northern foothills, secluded in its isolation. Chinese forces destroyed Sera in 1959 and killed the monks and nuns.
... road, a fantastic four lane highway which simply disappeared into mountain sides through tunnels, just as the train lines did. With the high rugged Tibetan mountains our constant companions in the distance, the bus following the river as we travelled and the sun shining, the scenery at times was unexpected, with healthy herds of cows and millet stooks, dotted in pastures. On curve in the river, a ...
... that would go with praying. We ended the day in the , exploring the temple jammed with devoted pilgrims and then went in and out of the alleys exploring the shops and sights.
And yackety yack, don’t talk back! It’s yak everything here. They burn yak butter in the temples. They serve yak butter tea in the restaurants. And every meal has yak stew or yak curry or yak meat pies. The Indian influence is strong here---lots of Indian spices ...
... of their lives, to pay homage to these special places.
The following day was monastery day! We started off by visiting the Drehpung Monastery, once Tibet's largest monastery, now more of a pilgrimage site for Buddhists and a base for the Chinese police. We were yet again, overwhelmed by the sheer volume of golden Buddha statues and ornate decoration, as well as the Yuan notes strewn everywhere by the worshippers who pushed and squeezed in front of us to do ...
... br> these kind of roads and would certainly handle better than these old
Finally after a few photo stops along this wonderful
route its time to pull over at a view point right on a high cliff edge above the
wonderful waters of a lovely blue/green lake. We were now surrounded by massive
mountains peering down on us above this wonderful lake. Looking forward we could
see the road hugging the cliffs above the lake. Somehow it almost felt like i
was back ...