Asia » China » Tibet » Zedong May 11th 2009

Gandan Monastery In Dagze County 60 kilometers to the east of Lhasa, it is one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa and one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug Sect. Gandan means happiness and contentedness in Tibetan. The Ganden Monastery was built in early 15th century under the supervision of Tsongkapa, the founder of the Gelug Sect. The main buildings include the Coqen Hall, the Chamber of Zonggaba and the College of Yangbajian. Samye Monastery Built in the 8th century, Samye Monastery was the first Buddhist monastery to be founded in Tibet. It is also notable as the site of the "Great Debate" (792-794) between the Indian Mahayanists and Chinese Chán (Zen) Buddhists.Samye is famous for its sacred mandala design: the central temple symbolizes the legendary Mount Meru, center of the universe. It ... read more

Asia » China » Tibet » Lhasa May 6th 2009

The experience and suggestions of Lhasa exploration Lhasa is one of the most featured and mysterious cities in the world.As remoteness and high altitude at 3,650 meters (11,975 feet), it means unaccessibility. However , it’s cultral and holy history has created mysterious and romantic .when I got to there ,for the first time ,it so wonderful ,and left me an impressive appearance . Lhasa is a place with it’s own charming ,attracted many travelers to there .In my days in Lhasa ,I met quite a lot travelers who came from other countries .such as ,France ,America, Swiss, Australia,and so on .my guide told me that Lhasa is the center of Tibet's politics, economy and culture. The word “Lhasa” means the Holy Land or the Buddha Land. The city has also been appointed as one of ... read more

Asia » China » Tibet April 30th 2009

Mary’s Tibet Train Exploration http://www.tibettravel.org/tibet-train/ Before we leave Paris,we have made lot of preparations , such as booking train tickets, hotels,and restaurants. You know , it is not easy to get the train tickets ,and deal with the travel details. http://www.tibettravel.org/tibet-train/ Well , Fortunately ,I pre-booked the train tickets to Tibet through one chinese travel agency . You know ,there are so many travel agencies on the internet ,you can’t tell which agency is really helpful .Luckly, I found two travel agencies throught internet , compared to other travel agency ,I believed them give me a reasonable price quotation and in particular ,a clear itinerary . In fact , I really enjoyed a good time to the local tour of Tibet ,Lhasa,and from Lhasa to Kathmandu . It’s so fantastic to travel in T... read more

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