The Natonal Defence Grand Hotel

Duosenge South Road , Lhasa, Tibet, 850000, China | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Lhasa

A tibetan life

A travel blog entry by anaketa


... waitress gave him a white scarf, that is symbol respect, and after a while a woman from the public got on the stage and started dancing.
Then, one by one, almost all the customer of the club got on the stage, everyone dancing the Nangma, doing the same movements. It seemed a kind of flash mob and we were astonished of all the joy an the participation of all the people!
This scene happened more times, until we decided to go back home, tired but ...

Lhasa, Tibet, "Place of God"

A travel blog entry by kryten4b


... and became the first Kampo there. In 1546, the third Dalai was welcomed as the first Living Buddha into it.

Jokhang Temple ("House of the Lord") in Lhasa is the holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism, attracting crowds of prostrating Tibetan pilgrims and curious foreign tourists. It hosts the annual Great Prayer Festival, as well as all ceremonies of initiation for ...

China, unexpectedly

A travel blog entry by gord.grant.1


... buffet, set off to discover Thamel, the tourist quarter of Kathmandu. Thamel is about as closely packed as I ever want to see. The streets are like fissures between buildings. Evil spirits can't turn corners, so no street runs straight more than a few hundred metres. Even the main roads, though they are much straighter, never go more than 1/2k before taking an angle. Our ride to the hotel, in darkness, was completely disorienting, a ramble through narrow cobbled lanes, some ...

Air burials and more temples

A travel blog entry by chabuquita

... temple we visited was named Chochan. It's the most revered in the city and it has altars and Buddhas with lots of adornments and loaded with gems. In all of these sacred places no pictures are allowed and we had to remove hats but not shoes.
By this time we were beginning to get headaches again and even the pills were not helping. Going to Lhasa it's a very difficult experience for the body. Thank goodness the next day we fly to Chonguing. ...

44 hours on a train

A travel blog entry by kinemichelle

... that was reccommended in Lonely Planet. We walked around Beijing for an hour and a half, until we realized that the restaurant probably did not exist anymore! Asking the Chinese people never helps either, because none of them speak English, and they will just nod and say yes to anything, and send you in the opposite direction!

All in all, I don't really like Beijing that much.. It is a big city with 8 million people, and a lot of pollution. It is a ...


This hotel, located on Duosenge South Road , Lhasa, is near Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden).
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