Xiong Bala Hotel

No.28 Jiangsu Road, Lhasa, Tibet, 850000 , China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lhasa

Barrage of Buddhas

A travel blog entry by chopsticks on Jul 21, 2014

6 comments, 8 photos

... out of. When a man with a perfectly round head dies, his skull is preserved to make an offering bowl. The way down from the palace was easier but the stone steps were no where near uniform and we had to be careful. Not much for handrails either. But the clouds had started to clear and the bright blue sky was emerging around the mountain peaks. The us here is so intense, sunscreen, hat, umbrella and still color! We had lunch at the Tibet Steak House...the meals are starting to merge ...

THE WILD WILD WEST OF TIBET

A travel blog entry by crisanddavid on May 06, 2014

6 comments, 24 photos

... Gelupa monastery in Tibet. The most amazing image in this monastery is the giant statue of Maitreya (Future Budda), the largest in the world at 26 metres high.Monasteries ain't what they used to be(never having been to one before Tibet) with the monks eating take-away and loudly talking on their smart phones. Next stop was the carpet factory where we managed ...

Tibet you can't guess where I'm heading next,

A travel blog entry by griceydoesasia on Oct 07, 2013

4 photos

... meant that a sped walk into the station was required before falling panting and a little sweaty into our hard sleeper bunks 10 minutes before departure. But we were on.The train had not been going for very long before the outskirts of the rapidly expanding city thinned out and became an almost alien landscape. Small hills barely covered with course sand coloured grass were only broken by grey boulders of what looked like ...

Loving the "Land of God"

A travel blog entry by alxs on Sep 19, 2012

9 photos

... bags and presented our Tibet permit and passports to leave the airport.

We met our guide Nawong, who is a native Tibetan and began the hour drive to Lhasa--it used to take two hours before they built a 3 km tunnel through the mountain. We again had to present our visa and passports at a check station on the highway.

Our tour guide spend a lot of time answering ...

You can't cross the sea by standing .....

A travel blog entry by sorbus on Aug 08, 2011

3 comments, 89 photos

... University according to a Chinese guy I spoke with. He had never heard of the first Panchen Lama.....

At Gyantse we lunched on yak cheeseburgers and fries. And visited the Kumbum. Kumbum means a 100,000 images and it lives up to its name being a chorten six storeys high with on each floor a multitude of tiny chapels all with heavily painted murals dating back to the 14th century. Delicate most of them, of gods and kings and teachers. ...

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This hotel, located on No.28 Jiangsu Road, Lhasa, is near Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and Barkhor Street.
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