Jokhang Temple Cool Yak Hotel

No.6 Xiasasu Zangyi Road, Lhasa, Tibet, China | 3 star hotel
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Tibet....what's left of it....

A travel blog entry by thepoonanns on May 26, 2014

18 photos

... necessary, so it was the first thing we did when we got back to the hotel.

We spent much of Lhasa either recovering or visiting Monasteries. Tourists from all over China visit these monasteries offering token amounts of money as their way of worship. It was quite clear from the get go that Tibet is very much dominated by Buddhism. Every morning, thousands of locals walk around Patola Palace between 1-3 times whilst holding their prayer wheels ...


A travel blog entry by chuck on Nov 29, 2013

6 comments, 27 photos

... in the canyon below and the mountains are much further apart exposing valleys. I look down the cliff side at the beautiful view. I noticed the road twists downwards towards this valley... "what is that?" I think looking down the road. "Costume" he says. We are about to cross a convoy of army trucks! I put on my mask, glasses and tuque. I pull my jacket high and slouch down. One by one the trucks pass us without slowing down! I hope we are almost there because I can't ...

The Capital City

A travel blog entry by marqual on Sep 29, 2013

9 photos

... this was our last day in Lhasa, a few of us headed west to see some sites there. Several brides were having their wedding photos taken outside the palace. Just after leaving Potola, I noticed a door and window in the side of a hill with people entering and exiting - of course I needed to check it out and it turned out to be a Tibetan Tea House in a cave like structure. So we decided to stay and have some sweet yak milk tea and noodles for lunch. There was a single set ...

The no more forbidden city

A travel blog entry by wildwildeast on Jun 04, 2013

21 photos

... leurs questions en équilibre sur un pied, les bras à moitié en l’air, et terminent leur prise de parole en claquant aussi bien du pied que des mains. Le bouddhisme se vit, et ne s’apprend pas que dans les livres ou dans le coin sombre d’un monastère…

PS. In case you’re wondering about the long nail on the pinky, it has no symbolic significance whatsoever. Some people just grow it out so they can gain better access to their nose or ear for picking. ...

Tibet day 3- Monasteries & Madness

A travel blog entry by kateschronicles on Oct 03, 2011

49 photos

... it was given the name "Drepung Monastery" which in Tibetan language means "Monastery of Collecting Rice". From 1645, when the Fifth Dalai Lama established the Potala Palace as Tibet's political and spiritual headquarters, the bodies of later Dalai Lamas were entombed there instead. The Drepung Monastery houses many cultural relics, statues of famous celebrities in Buddhism, rare sutras, flowery wall-murals and a famous conch shell giving it great historical significance. There are ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on No.6 Xiasasu Zangyi Road, Lhasa, is near Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and Barkhor Street.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsJokhang Temple Cool Yak Hotel Lhasa

    Reviewed by gothard

    Breakfast to die for

    Reviewed Jul 8, 2013
    by (5 reviews) Sheffield , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Amenities spot on. Service excellent and the best breakfast I have ever had. Bacon eggs etc etc etc.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Jokhang Temple Cool Yak Hotel Lhasa

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good