Drepung – Monastery of Collecting Rice
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Drepung – Monastery of Collecting Rice

The night of Day 2 saw heavy downpours at my hotel area in Lhasa. The guides told us that such heavy rain were pretty rare in Tibet and…

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Potala Palace – Tombs of Past Dalai Lamas
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Potala Palace – Tombs of Past Dalai Lamas

The day started with horrible breakfast prepared by the hotel. It was so bad that most of the tour people decided to bring instant cup noodles down instead. But the…

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Jokhang – Tibet’s First Buddhist Temple
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Jokhang – Tibet’s First Buddhist Temple

Finally, the last stop for Day 2. The entire tour group seems to be on a super fast track course on all things Tibetian. I am physically exhausted and…

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Norbulingka – Summer Palace of Dalai Lamas
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Norbulingka – Summer Palace of Dalai Lamas

Shortly after The Potala Palace, our tour group made way to Norbulingka Park, garden to the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas where they solved the political problems and held festive celebrations. Today, it has…

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Acclimatization on the Tibetan Plateau
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Acclimatization on the Tibetan Plateau

There are a couple of ways of visiting Tibet. You can either take a direct domestic flight from Cheng Du and experience an orgasmic 3000+ metres altitude and…

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