Namucuo Hotel

East Gate of Tuanjie New Village, Sela Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa, Tibet, 850000, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lhasa

Day 7: The spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism

A travel blog entry by spencerwynn on Jul 17, 2014

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... the city. After visiting the Potala Palace, we drove a short distance in town to tour the more modest Jokhang Temple occupying 6 acres in central Lhasa and enjoying World Heritage status since 2000. Built in the year 647, this is the destination for Tibetan pilgrims, some prostrating themselves on a journey that can take over a year. Our guide for the Jokhang was a monk with lightning quick facial expressions and furtive gestures which are only matched by his passion ...

Lhasa first impressions

A travel blog entry by guytang on Dec 18, 2013

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... was a constant stream of people circling the Jokhang, some reciting scriptures and some bowing on all fours whilst reciting scriptures. They did this all day long, just going around the Jokhang as many times as they could. I had made it out for all about 4hrs before I gave in to the AMS and went back to the hotel to lie down. My head was killing me so I whacked on CCTV-News, took some painkillers and laid in bed. I haven't felt so sick ...

Lhasa!

A travel blog entry by karen_ashcroft on Sep 12, 2013

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... tourists coming around staring at them every day!

Later in the day I took a walk across town to the Potala Palace - the huge fortress-like structure from where the Dalai Lamas governed until the 14th Dalai Lama fled in 1959. The palace really is impressive to look up at and completing a kora (clockwise circuit) with the locals was almost as fascinating as the Barkhor.

September 14th
Finally - into the Potala Palace. My expectations weren't ...

Jokhang Temple

A travel blog entry by samgrumont on Jul 11, 2013

1 comment, 13 photos

... use mitts to protect their hands and the men on the travelling prostrations use wooden blocks and big aprons.
The thirteen hundred old Jokhang Temple is the most important temple and the spiritual heart of Tibet. The central golden Buddha here is the most revered in Tibet.
It's pretty dark inside, lit by a combination of natural light, electric bulbs and yak oil candles. Pilgrims carry thermoses of yak oil which they pour into the candle containers. At ...

Lhasa, Tibet

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors on Apr 28, 2012

... Everest across the dog tooth peaks of the giant Himalayan Mountains. Its shape was instantly recognisable from hundreds of pictures and in my dream world I had visions of standing alone on the tip, surveying the wonder of the entire world beneath...

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This hotel, located on East Gate of Tuanjie New Village, Sela Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa, is near Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and Barkhor Street.
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