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Potala Palace

a phycodalic reflection of the Potala from a department store window
A crash course of Buddhism in Lhasa, Tibet

July 10th 2006
We arrived to Lhasa by plane. we really wanted to get to Tibet with the new train that opened last week but there was a 10 day (!) waiting list and our visa to China expires in 3 weeks so we flew. BTW the soft seat train (48hr) is only 20usd less then the flight (2hr) we entered the city through the Chinese part which looks like any other Chinese city we visited. but the bus ... read more
Asia » China » Tibet » Lhasa

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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