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... until the time to go to the small restaurant to had breakfast. There, our guide and driver were waiting for us. We had breakfast with all the other drivers and guides and enjoy their morning rituals (some of them were praying, others making jokes in tibetans or washing their faces and fix the hair style). Most of them were eating a kind of white powder inside of a bowl, mixed with yak butter tea, so we asked about it and it came out it was the famous and typical ...
... plethora of symbols and statues that populate a monastery.
Yumbulagang, as the pictures show, wouldn't be out of place on a hill in Europe. It resembles a medieval castle but this is the site of Tibet's oldest building. Unfortunately the original structure is long gone and most of today's building dates from the 1980's. It is however a stunning setting with great views surrounded by prayer flags.
... to the altitude but at least it is only 3600m. The monastery was built in 8th century by the Lotus Budda and today there 500 monks there
Gwen gets a special blessing to her beads, bracelets and other memorabilia she has purchased and I made a small donation to the Budda of longevity and before leaving the monastery Gwen did a circuit of one of the lines of prayer wheels (see video).
At the ...
... top we returned to Tsetang for for a couple of hours rest then lunch at a local restaurant where their fried rice was the best ever.
The second last visit of the day was visit to Yumbu Temple built on the top of a rather high hill as there were too many steps for Gwen and I decided to enlist the help of a couple of ponies both up and down for the princely sum of Aus $16 or 80 yuan Chinese. We quite enjoyed the ride ...
... and two room changes we are there. I do not have words to describe the hotel all I can it is definitely 5 star and will be our home until Friday. The dining room and dinner just great and we have made another new friend Bai Xue Jing or in English Mr. White.
He organized the internet and room changes.
No time to take photos of hotel only room photos but will include some tomorrow.