Kyichu Hotel (Jiqu Fandian)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKyichu Hotel (Jiqu Fandian) Lhasa
This is a real nice travelers hotel. Very nice inner garden where it is relaxing sitting away from the street noise. They serve good food for a fair price and the rooms are clean. Walking distance from Jokham temple and Potala palace.
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Arrived in Tibet
Drive through the countryside
rivers, mountains, fields, beautiful fall colors
met up with the rest of the group
angry calls to Delta
Kora pilgrimmage around the main temple
shopping for prayer wheels and singing bowls in the market.
tibetan food for …
... took another rickshaw back to the hotel but it turned into an adventure. Johnny told the drivers where to go and confirmed they knew the place. However, three of our rickshaws took a wrong turn. We tried to tell the driver to follow Johnny but he insisted it was all OK. We drove around the city (remember these guys were pedaling) seeing all sorts of things. They would keep stopping, talk to each other and take off again. We went the wrong way down a street that ...
... stream and men and women were working the barley fields Tibetan prayer flags were hanging everywhere from mountainsides across the road, off of most buildings and bridges or just in a tepee effect at the side of the road. The yak are more numerous now (quite common...LOL) the river is getting some pretty pumped up rapids and FINALLY we see Snow Mountain with snow on the peak! Pit stop number two...this time we had to pay for the privilege of group pea! The walls were about 2 ...
... than others. It is utterly beautiful up there, the air is crisp, the sun is warm and the sky is as blue as it gets. Tibet is one of the most visually stunning place I've been and I'll leave the photos to do the talking there.
It was easier to find Tibetan food in Nepal though surprisingly. The Chinese influence is everywhere in the towns and Lhasa is all wide highways and shiny Toyota land cruisers as well as Apple ...
... influence and less Tibetan. There were checkpoints everywhere and police and army. In Lhasa it looked more like a Chinese town with a couple of Tibetan monasteries than a Tibetan town. We did see a few monasteries being rebuilt or restored so that was good. Unfortunately though the Tibetans don't have much say and aren't allowed to do what they like but seem happy enough. I hope the Dalai Lama will be allowed to live there soon but I think this is a little ...