Tibet International Grand Hotel

No.1 Mingzu South Road, Lhasa, Tibet, China | Hotel

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Drepung and Sera Monasteries

A travel blog entry by vincethepince


... up making for good pictures of the monastery and surrounding mountains. The monastery is huge and was home to over 10000 monks prior to 1949 when the Chinese arrived. It is now home to only a few hundred. It was also the home of the Tibetan government and the first 4 Dalai Lamas before it was moved to the Potala Palace. We toured through the main temples at the monastery while Tashi explained everything to us. It was a lot of information but we seem to ...

Tour day two hit and miss

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


... tall mounds. Interesting drive and very scenic with the surrounding high mountains. The tallest where the meditation place was was 4800m and those mountains too covered with amazingly long streamers. A sight never seen before by me. Pretty special. The whole visit very low key without visitors only local Tibetans who came to touch the roofs and walls of the caves in which there were burning yak butter, buddhas and lots of murals. I will let ...

Don't mention the Dalai Lama

A travel blog entry by annietheowl


... yet even as we were dragged (literally) into one cab another driver offered us half the price! We declined the improved offer and set off much to our driver's relief.
The driver had assured us he knew where our hotel was but this appears to be the most common lie in Asia. Soon we were stopping at every hotel and he was asking us "This your hotel?". Eventually we persuaded him to ask for directions and although this didn't actually help it gave us time to recognise the area ...

Samye - a night by a monastery

A travel blog entry by nikkiviper

A 2 hour bus journey to the pier and then a wonderous hour boat journey across the river to visit the monastery at Samye - the first place that Buddhism was brought to Tibet. The hotel was literally nothing like I expected - we were anticipating communal sleeping cots, scratchy blankets and cold water. Infact the monastery hotel was wonderful (despite the soaking wet pillowcases on my bed!)

Lhasa, Tibet and China - Fiona

A travel blog entry by portways


... surroundings. Security was very high which we had been warned about and everything was done with military precision. When we reached security all our hand luggage was gone through and the people beside us had all their books about Tibet taken from them.

The reason for this is that the Chinese do not want any adverse publicity against what they are doing in Tibet brought into the Country.


This hotel, located on No.1 Mingzu South Road, Lhasa, is near Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden).
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