Travel Blogs from Lhasa
... on a hillside and really is a breathtaking sight. The inside of the palace is noticeably just as beautiful as the outside, with hundreds of golden Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes, ornate wall murals and gold stupas, thrones and all sorts of other relics as well as offerings left behind by the thousands of Buddhist worshippers visiting there.
Tenzing kindly gave us a 'Buddhism for Dummies' crash course, explaining the different Lamas and how they are ...
... blue colour lakes that are down in the
valleys between. This strange colour water is mainly made up from glaciers and
snow which melts and runs down the edge of the mountains. Some of these
wonderful lakes are about 70km in length and are a sight for sore
As we head away from the city and ever higher into the
mountains the roads just get better by the mile. It was while riding along these
twisty roads that I wished I had my little Honda Transalp 700. It ...
... On the second day we visited Drepung Monastery, which is massive with over 500 monks. When Tibet was free over 5000 monks lived here. This place was an amazing experience with monks chanting and reading scriptures and massive Buddhas and previous Dala Lama statues on display. What an atmosphere! Later in the afternoon, we visited Jokhang Temple in the center of Lhasa. This temple is said to be the center of the Tibetan world. We got great views ...
... us….no pictures of police or army….wouldn’t want the rest of the world to see this atrocity!
As we sat in one of the most popular local restaurants, two soldiers on the roof top watched our every move through the lens of a camera. I felt like giving them the royal bird but thought the better of it. We had already been told that any political actions or disrespect to the Chinese authorities in this part of the world would result in ...
... Tibetan Grand Prix on this road, and the driver seems to be doing a dry-run. Slow down on the hairpin bends - why would you wanna do that??
So Gandan monastery is huge. Apparently there used to be over 100 monasteries on this site, but i think something may have happened which meant most of them got destroyed or something? (Shhh, don't mention the Cultural Revolution.) But fair dos, the Chinese seem to have acknowledged that destroying and ...
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