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on the way from airport to hotel in Lhasa

We had 8 days in Tibet. Due to the high altitude, we need first 2 days to acclimatized, therefore, no activities for the first 2 days. We visited Lhasa ( 12001ft/3658m), Tsedang (11483ft/3500m)my favorite city. Also known as the cradle of Tibetan Civilization. one of the famous tourist place is the first palace in Tibet - Yungbulakhang( The Palace of Mother and Son, built 2BC)It is located on top of Jormo Zhaxi Ceri Mountain that doesn't look too high, but boy, believe me - it almost killed me!!! My all time favorites is the Yamdrok Lake. Our guide - Sampa was right : Nirvana!

We also visited Gyanste (13255ft/4040m) and Shigatse (12585ft/3836m). The Tibetans are very religious and friendly. You will feel very peaceful and calm when you are in Tibet. Although the car ride from Lhasa to Tsedang were 7 hours but the scenery were too beautiful that we didn't even feel like taking a nap! We missed the opportunity to visit Namtso Lake ( the holiest lake for Tibetan) due to the road to Namtso Lake was closed during winter time. Here are some pictures :

korpun says:
Amazing! Thanks for sharing, Tibet is on my to-do-list...
Posted on: Aug 12, 2011
Vanessa_Mun_Yee says:
Thanks Shirley and Andrew! Thanks for reading my blog and the smiles! Yes, Tibet was stunning!
Posted on: Jul 18, 2010
shirlan says:
so many beautiful photos!!
Posted on: Jul 18, 2010
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on the way from airport to hotel i…
on the way from airport to hotel …
The Potala Palace
The Potala Palace
The Potala Palace
The Potala Palace
The Potala Palace
The Potala Palace
Potala Palace in close up
Potala Palace in close up
Potala Palace in close up
Potala Palace in close up
The square opposite Potala Palace
The square opposite Potala Palace
stairs way up to the palace - 400+…
stairs way up to the palace - 400…
Potala Palace in close up
Potala Palace in close up
Potala Palace in close up
Potala Palace in close up
A view from the top of Potala Pala…
A view from the top of Potala Pal…
Praying wheels around Jokhang Temp…
Praying wheels around Jokhang Tem…
Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple
Top of Jokhang Temple
Top of Jokhang Temple
Peoples prying ( slide on the grou…
Peoples prying ( slide on the gro…
Bakhor Square around Jokhang Temple
Bakhor Square around Jokhang Temple
Local man in Tsedang on the way up…
Local man in Tsedang on the way u…
Yumbulakhang Temple
Yumbulakhang Temple
Opposite Yumbulakhang Temple
Opposite Yumbulakhang Temple
Prayers flags by Yumbulakhang Temp…
Prayers flags by Yumbulakhang Tem…
Prayers flags
Prayers flags
We had to walk up hill to Yumbulak…
We had to walk up hill to Yumbula…
One of the Tibets holy lake - Yam…
One of the Tibet's holy lake - Ya…
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Yamdrok lake
Is this real?
Is this real?
We saw a lot of stacked up stones …
We saw a lot of stacked up stones…
Kumbum Stupa-Palkhor Monestery and…
Kumbum Stupa-Palkhor Monestery an…
Kumbum Stupa-Palkhor Monastery
Kumbum Stupa-Palkhor Monastery
Kumbum Stupa-Palkhor Monastery
Kumbum Stupa-Palkhor Monastery
Tibet baby and mommy
Tibet baby and mommy
another side of Kumbum Stupa
another side of Kumbum Stupa
The defensive walls
The defensive walls
Tibet puppy
Tibet puppy
Thasihunpo Monastery Shigatse and …
Thasihunpo Monastery Shigatse and…
Thasihunpo Monastery
Thasihunpo Monastery
Prayers flags by Thasihumpo Monast…
Prayers flags by Thasihumpo Monas…
Thasihunpo Monastery
Thasihunpo Monastery
Thasihunpo Monastery
Thasihunpo Monastery
Thasihunpo Monastery
Thasihunpo Monastery
Tibet cuites
Tibet cuites
Thasihunpo Monastery
Thasihunpo Monastery
Thasihunpo Monastery
Thasihunpo Monastery
Me! ( it was so flicking cold and …
Me! ( it was so flicking cold and…
River between Shigatse and Lhasa
River between Shigatse and Lhasa
Goodbye Potala Palace
Goodbye Potala Palace
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