Driving in my Car
Lhasa Travel Blog› entry 15 of 80 › view all entries
April 26th, 2010 – by: Riz7
Gyantse is meant to have one of the most impressive buildings in Tibet, the Chorten, a stupa of 108 rooms over 30m high.
After lunch we drive past the reservior and over another 5000m pass with views up to the glacier at 7119m. We descend to Yamdrok Tso famous for its brilliant turquoise colour. Today is overcast and the lake, though beautiful, does not display its bright colours. Over another pass and we are into the Lhasa valley. In the valley we stop on the banks of the river at a water burial site. Seeing the pile of clothes and machete lying on the rocks here is a little odd to us, but to Kalsang and other Tibetans this is perfectly normal part of their way of life, no stranger to them than a cremation is to us.
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