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Today we drove for seven hours including stops to take photos and have lunch. What an amazing day. We drove from Gyantse to Tsedang via two lakes, several glaciers,a large river that flows all the way to India, ( Gyantse is only 200kms from the border with India) and drove through mountain passes as high as 5030m above sea level. The road was steep and snaked through some misty and very steep terrain. The steepness of the roads definitely tested Kevin's dislike of heights to the ...
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The Samye monastery seemed a mandala, so small and colorful!
We took our time there, making pictures, listening to our guide stories and meditating.
We and the monks
Since we still have time before the dinner, we went inside the monastery's walls, where beautilful green gardens and peaceful animals walked around.
We went in the courtyard of the monastery where just monks were there.
For the first time we saw monks busy ...
Today was really the start of our education on Buddhism as we headed to Samye Monastery and Yambulagang. We drove back to the river we'd been following the previous day then took a one hour boat ride across the river in a boat that may have seen better days using a motor that had definitely seen better days. It really was a lovely way to get to the monastery, though I had a lot more confidence in my ability to swim ...
Tsetang Thursday Aug 19th. Today is the last full day in Tsetang and tomorrow we say a reluctant good bye to our excellent guide Dicky and driver Mr.Dimples (Mr.Yo). We have spent eight very rewarding days but on this penultimate day we are going to pay a visit to the Syme Monastry. This requires about a 40km drive first crossing the Yarlung river then about 10 km of bitumen road and 30km of sometimes extremely rough road but ...
... am amazed at the standard of this Hotel and its staff as well nothing seems to be too much trouble the rooms are large comfortable and well serviced. We have another full day today firstly a visit to the Tumuli of the Kings about 40 minutes drive out of town through several Tibetan villages where this large earthen mount appears out of the ground and at its upper level you can see where the tombs of the past kings were ...