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... Square is possibly the most sensitive location on China's political radar: it is here that hundreds of Tibetans - young, old, monks and housewives - have set themselves on fire in protest at the atrocity of the Chinese inhumanities they are forced to endure every day. No wonder the people pray.
of sharp curves, which was an understatement as switchbacks and V bends almost became the norm. Perhaps we were lucky that we had our policeman on board as several coaches overtook on blind or sharp curves, quite close to the steep shoulders off to the side of the road. Were they crazy or just absolute fitness ...
... br> The Potala Palace is built on Lhasa's highest point and at one time it was the tallest building structure in the world. It is 13 stories high and has over 1000 rooms. Ever since the Dalai Lama escaped and set up his "temporary" shop in India, the Potala Palace is both a huge museum and a shrine and reminder or Tibet 's deeply religious culture. First built in 631, it was, ahem, renovated with the White Palace addition built in 1645, and the Red Palace finished in 1693. ...
... us had ever been until then. At the top of one of the passes we made a stop at Yamadroke Lake and found yet another bear-esque fluffy dog to take photos with. Further along up the other passes, we were greeted by vivid blue frozen lakes and glaciers, as well as bundles upon bundles of prayer flags at the top of each mountain pass.
In Gyantse we visited another monastery, the Pholkor Monastery housing the beautiful Kumbum Stupa. We were once again engulfed in the ...
... or what they represented
but they looked good anyway.
Onwards we head along this glorious road hanging on the
cliffs above this dam. The reflections of the mountains in the water made for
great photography. At one point on a narrow section of the dam and between two
high mountains was a small island with a castle built on it. Somehow this
reminded me of back home in Scotland.
With me stopping so much meant i was getting further and
further behind the others ...