Lingtsang Boutique Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... more heavily Chinese enforcement was felt, in an area one would not expect, as several roof tops provided a perch for armed soldiers to sit and monitor; monitor what exactly? I am not sure as this peaceful compound was not the type of place one would expect such a radical lockdown. On several occasions, we were followed and photographed by people in plain clothes that were clearly not Tibetan. Awkward to say the least. We were also advised to speak not ...
... Historic Ensemble in 2001. It was built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both as administrative center and religious center. It is a unique representation of Tibetan palace architecture.
Since the 1950s, Drepung Monastery, along with its peers Ganden and Sera, have lost much of their independence and spiritual credibility in the eyes of Tibetans since they operate under ...
... the yard on two sides was a barracks, which the guard, who was quite friendly, though he kept his finger over his trigger guard and never ceased scanning the courtyard, told me were for pilgrims, to use as they stayed. Here and there around the palace grounds are scattered little sunken pool areas with Hindu iconography subtly displayed and, though deserted at that hour, well tended, if crumbling from age. The palace itself, when we finally got in, was a bit of a surprise. It ...
Yes we flew to Tibet armed with Diomax. It happens to be a miracle drug. The plane flew over very high mountains covered with snow. I don't know if they are proper Himalaya range but very much in line with the high peaks of it.
When we arrived I felt a very dull headache and moved very slowly like lead on the legs. It seems that 12000 feet is an altitude to be respectful of. Thank goodness they gave us ...
... too much for me, and the 3 days we had were enough.
On Tuesday evening, we went to the train station, to get on the train to Tibet, the Qinghai-Tibet railway. Anette and I were lucky to get in a room with the German couple from our group and one of the Danish girls. The last bed was empty.
The compartments (rooms) were very similar to the ones on the Trans-Siberian railway. Only here we had 6 beds instead of 4, ...