Overseas Tibetan Hotel

No.77 Renmin West Street, Xiahe, Gansu, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Xiahe

Day after Saga Dewa

A travel blog entry by jintagerhard

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Yesterday was Saga Dewa and the town was full of pilgrims in their best clothes. Today is much quieter and Margaret and I are having a rest day - feeling slightly the altitude - Gerhard walked the outer Kora this morning - it goes around the top of the surrounding hills - took about 2 hours - Margaret and I are hoping to have enough energy to do it …

Saga Dewa - Buddha's Birthday

A travel blog entry by jintagerhard

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After an easy bus ride arrived at Xiahe and to our great hotel - greeted by the wonderful Losang - Tibetan/Nepalese educated in India and USA - Immediately organised us for the next 6 days including trip back to Lanzhou via the Bingling Grottos which we had missed on the way because of the lack of language - even booked our next overnight train …

Xiahe

A travel blog entry by frawldog

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I arrived Lanzhou and decided not to stick around the city and head straight to Xiahe. There was a site on my list that I wanted to see near Lanzhou, but it was way overpriced
and far out of the city. I read up on the site and I have to take a bus, then boat across a river and it’s a black market there and no set price or schedule, so I …

Labrang's spiritual energy

A travel blog entry by sachago

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Because of the magnitude of this vast sacred monastery, its unending flow of Tibetan pilgrims, its community of monks, any other Chinese temple pales in comparison with it. The Labrang monastery was founded in 1709 and is one of the six major Tibetan monasteries of the Gelugpa order (Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism). At its peak the monastery …

Labrang (Tashi Kyil) Monestary visit

A travel blog entry by murrayrudd

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I was up nice and early today. Steve (fellow passenger) and I went for a 7 a.m. run with the owner of the hotel we are staying at. 2 laps around the monestary (6 km) at an elevation of 3800 m - that's a way to get the heart working in the morning! It was a great run as Tibetans walk around the monestary and spin prayer wheels. These are colourful …

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsOverseas Tibetan Hotel Xiahe

    Reviewed by jintagerhard

    Wonderful hotel

    Reviewed May 25, 2013
    by (6 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    This is great - really comfortable rooms - modern clean bathroom with unlimited hot water - better WiFi than we have in Australia.
    Losang the owner is charming and incredibly helpful - has arranged train tickets and trip back to Lanzhou via the Bingling Grottos. Good food in the restaurant and close to Labrang Monastery

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by frawldog

    many tour groups come here

    Reviewed Sep 17, 2012
    by (22 reviews) Buckley , United States Flag of United States

    It's one of about 3 places to backpack here. Central location, decent food, free internet, but beds are really really hard...

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by roeby-en-ine

    Supportive

    Reviewed Aug 9, 2011
    by (9 reviews) Boxtel , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

    Due to a visit by China's Panchen Lama to the Labrang Monastery, all foreigners were ordered out of the city for 'security reasons' - which meant we had to leave after staying there less than a day. The OT Hotel's owner was very supportive, warning us in time to quickly visit the monastery, and arranging a bus to Lanzhou especially for the hotel's guests.
    Our (double standard) room and food at the hotel's restaurant were more than adequate for their prices. Our only negative would be the lack of internet connections in the rooms.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Overseas Tibetan Hotel Xiahe

    3.00 of 5 stars Good