Lingtsang Boutique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Lhasa
... the home of the now exiled Dalai Lama and a feature of the tour was a walk through his private and devotional chambers. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any pics but they would not have been able to get anywhere close to reproducing the rich tapestry of this sensual experience. Ignoring the crass concrete edifices to Chinese commercialism we also went for a visit to Tibetan old town which has at its ...
... used up 15 copies of our paperwork (permits etc)!!
Back at the hotel in Lhasa I started to sort out the next leg of our journey. Rather than take the Southern Silk Route by bus we would hook up to the Northern Route via Lanzhou, Turpan and then down to Kashgar. This meant we could travel by rail for most of the journey and hopefully not be troubled by the landslides that were so common at this time of year. Then there was banking, souvenir shopping ...
... Chang, barley beer, from a local woman in the monastery grounds, we were again set free to wander the small streets of the town, and ended up at a 'make your own soup’ restaurant for dinner...after a lot of hand gestures, pointing and laughing, we ended up with another great cheap meal of noodle soup and dumplings.
Next day we had another long drive over two 5000m passes, past the Tibetan holy Yamdrok Tso Lake, and into Lhasa by mid-afternoon. We were ...
... round and read the interpretation boards.
We declined the guide’s offer of a 3rd monastery and wandered round the tourist stalls. Dunk got a traditional Tibetan winter hat and I got a yak T shirt (all at very inflated prices).
Tues 20th September
Road trip from Lhasa to Shigatse.
We stopped off to look at a holy lake and it was truly a beautiful place. The water was bright blue! I also rode a yak!! He, he!
... the single ones dont. Not sure about whether or not anything changes for a man once married.
Unlike the places we visted the previous day you could pay to take photos in the different chappels. this ranged from about Y10 - Y20 depending on the chapel. While walking around I kept a rough Idea of the fees and I recon if you paid everywhere you went it would be between Y250 and Y300. Hell of a lot if you ask me. Decided that if iy was Ok to take a photo if you paid for it then ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility