Lingtsang Boutique Hotel
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... when you get to the palace...'!
Annie and I weren't carrying passports; this might sound daft (especially in China) but you spend half your time traveling without your passport in your possession because hotels keep them overnight when you check in; and you check in many times in six months!
Back in Paldin world, suddenly everything is a bit hurry up because we have to be at the palace by 10.00am or we can't get in! Another valuable piece of information worth having in ...
... and leader, the Dalai Lama, and therefore the center for both spiritual and temporal power. These days, after the present Dalai Lama's escape to Indian in 1959, it is a vast museum serving as a reminder of Tibet's rich and devoulty religiou culture, although major political events and religious ceremonies are still held here. The first palace was built by Songtsen Gampo in 631 and this was merged into the larger building that ...
... blog written up.
Ended up having a late night since I still hadnt got around to getting my refund from JAL for the ticket I needed to buy in order to enter Japan. Luckily the tickets had been cancelled and was it just a matter of getting the refund. Unfortunately had to call the states during working hours (pacific central time).
Made the call around 12:30pm and was lucky to get a guy who could help. Basically said all I needed to do was fax the passport page ...
... area of the reincarnated Lama is first located through visions. Once the area is located, the child who is thought to be the reincarnation is put through a series of tests, such as identifying their clothes from their previous life as a Lama. As the current Dalai Lama was in exile, he obtained the help of Westerners to find the reincarnation of the Pancha Lama. The 6 year old boy was located. However, the Chinese had other ideas and wanted to choose the ...
... know, we were now at 150 kms from Lhasa, and the drivers asked me to lay behind and put a blanket on me. The truck would have to pass several checkpoints before entering Lhasa... 2 hours later, they left me in the suburbs of Lhasa. I thanked and paid them, and took a minibus for the remaining 20 minutes to downtown Lhasa. Actually, Lhasa is a big city, and like evrywhere in China, it did not escape from modernization (50 years progress concentrated in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility