Yaoxi Pingkang Gujian Hotel
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... evening was a little rushed and it was not long after we had finished chewing our final mouthful, we were back on the bus on our way to the hotel. Day 3 - Similar to the previous day, we got picked up after breakfast and the first part of the day consisted of a trip to Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Square. The square consists of a large courtyard area and a circular set of buildings which house Jokhang Temple. Pilgrims descend to this area to worship and walk around it in a ...
... Beijing can only do so much. The other, more prosperous provinces in China also contribute a portion of their economy to Tibet. This way, when Tibet is fully caught up, it will in turn help enhance the rest of the country. Before coming here, I had a vague sense of the size of Tibet, but did not fully realize the scale. Imagine sticking the UK on the west coast of France and you will begin to grasp the enormity of this land. And like Canada again, it's population is ...
... attract any attention for a late afternoon coffee convinced us to cancel this plan. The alternative, the Yak Restaurant down the road, didn't prove to be our best choice but we managed to satisfy our hunger pains until breakfast.
We were greeted this morning with a cold shower - hot water is dependent on solar, not snow, so we lucked out. After ...
... retains its medieval character with smoky temples and cobbled alleys. Most Tibetans come here as pilgrims. The additions of concrete building and internet cafes show how the city has changed over recent decades.
Built on Lhasa's highest point, Marpo Hill, the Potala Palace is the greatest monumental structure in Tibet. Thirteen stories high with over a thousand rooms, it was once the residence of Tibet's ...
... on my 'really want to see' list. First, the courtyard where the monks debate each other. The sitting monks pose questions and the standing monk answers, and asserts his correctness by clapping his hands - the more sure he is of a winning argument, the harder he claps. I think that we should introduce this at my work - the more you disagree with somebody, the harder you hit yourself.
Then we saw the dancing builders. They 'press' a new floor by dancing ...