Shangbala Hotel Lasa
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Yomdrok is one of the three largest lakes in Tibet (just take a look at a terrain map of Tibet and you can be dazzled by just how many lakes there are). It is over 72 kilometers in length and like most Tibetan lakes, it freezes over in winter. Its depth is unknown. Like mountains, lakes are considered sacred by the Tibetans. Yomdrok is no exception. It is said to be invested with very special spiritual powers and is considered as ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsShangbala Hotel Lasa Lhasa
Where else do you get greeted by the Assistant Manager, in English, when you arrive at the hotel? She was very concerned that we enjoyed our stay and that all was well. This is a fairly new hotel with lots of Western accoutements. Breakfast could be improved - not all Westerners want fried eggs for breakfast. Rooms were nice, beds comfortable, shower was great although we did have some problems with hot water - we did have warm. As is common in China, the hair dryer has to be plugged out in the bedroom area as the only plug in the bathroom is for a shaver.
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