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August 21st 2008
Published: August 8th 2011
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Tibet, the climax of our trip in China, we got the train from Lanzhou to Lhasa, 26 hours for train trip, this railway is the highest in the world, the average height is about 4000 meters, the path is extremely beautiful, blue sky and eternal ice on the mountains, I recommend to everyone wants to get in the Tiber by train, the scene is incredible and it is better to adapt the altitude, avoiding the high altitude illness.
Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet, and Potala palace is the sanctuary and also the politician center of the Tibetan, everyday in the morning the Tibetan come to front of the Potala palace and pray. Now it is the period of the Olympics games, Lhasa had a rebellion in the April of this year, there are so many armies on the streets, the guide just warned us not to talk anything about politics inside the Potala, and when we were visiting the Potala and talking to the monks, always had someone around to listen and finishing the conversation, someone just disappear, and this scene repeat all the time when we are walking inside the palace. All the Lhasa is under Chinese watchmen, inclusive some temple was closed because the monks were arrested there.
Out of the Lhasa everything is calm, the temples, streets, skies and lakes, the Tibetan are a simple people, always smiling, you can feel the happiness in their eyes, and normally I can't feel the same happiness of the people in the China, specially who lives in the urban area. The Namtso is the highest lake from Tibet, at 4718 meters, that was pretty beautiful, crystal water, blue sky and smooth wind, I really liked that feeling, for a moment I thought about the possibility to turn in Tibetan monk, hahaha...
The Tibet really has the own identity, the culture, the religion, the writing and the thoughts, after the railways to the Tibet, the capitalism is daily invading there, I don't for how long the Tibetan can defend their culture, lose this heritage will be a huge pity for sure.

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19th December 2012

In my list!
Been to Bhutan, but not Tibet. I should be planning a trip there soon. Thanks for writing this. I've always been on a lookout for blogs written about Tibet.
21st December 2012

Tibet is really a nice place to go, if you need some more information, you can send me a email, my email is way1979@yahoo.com And how is Bhutan? Can you walk around freely? I would like to visit there, I heard nice things about that country, but it is expensive to go.

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