Xin Ding Hotel
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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There's a bit of that here, of course, (inner peace through impulse buying---okay, well a lot of it) but it's also truly holy place, similar in feel to how I've felt in Jerusalem and the Vatican City in Rome.
And it is amazing. Absolutely amazing. It's a time warp visit to a place that is a little in this century and a lot in a way …
... in China requires permission. They can not travel abroad, not even entering neighboring countries or further a field if they wish. They can not practice their religion in it's true form, speak of the Dalia Lama or Pachen Lama or discuss politics without fear of reprisal or death. During the “liberation” the army destroyed many sacred monasteries and shrines which to Tibetans is unforgivable. The Dalai Lama was forced to flee in fear of ...
... of Tibet and China because they don't have valid passports. Once we left the palace our driver took us to a street near the Jokhang Temple where we saw a huge group of police and some of them had SWAT written on their backs. It looked like just a meeting but we weren't sure. There are security checkpoints everywhere and police on almost every street corner. We all had lunch and then wandered the streets before heading to Jokhang Temple ...
... is a marvel of Chinese engineering, that extends Chinese steel all the way to the so-called Autonomous Region of Tibet.
A train employee has just entertained our 60 coach-mates with a half-hour talk, all in Chinese, about how, due to the elevation, oxygen is pumped into the car and that smoking is not a good idea. The highest we've been before this was Namche Bazaar in Nepal at about 3,400m/11,286ft where we had excellent views of Mt. Everest. All going to plan and ...
... or mosques... perhaps it was because the monk was on his mobile, something that would become a bit of a running joke with the group, if we saw a monk without a mobile it was an oddity. Mark even took a picture of a monk taking a selfie! We especially liked the monks who colour coordinated their phones with their robes. It was about 27 degrees so we decided to have a small siesta and then go and see the Potola Palace from the outside and take a few photos. The ...