Category Archives: Tibet Travel

2016 Reflections

Happy New Year!  2016 was an even busier year for me than 2015 and I thought 2015 was pretty intense. I got to go home and visit my family for a few weeks in February and go on vacation with … Continue reading

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The Jokhang Temple

It isn’t the oldest or largest temple in Tibet but it is a vital part of the history of Buddhism in Tibet.  During the seventh century, a king called Songtsan Gampo married a princess of the Tang Dynasty in China.  … Continue reading

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The Potala Palace

If you lived next to the Taj Mahal, would it lose its grandeur after a while? What if you lived next to the Great Wall of China or the Eiffel Tower?  When our bus drove into Lhasa on the way … Continue reading

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The Drepung and Sera Monasteries

Buddhism is an integral part of Tibetan culture.  At one point, it was custom for every family to send at least one son to study at a monastery.  The tour I went on took us to two monasteries out in … Continue reading

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Lhasa: Visiting the Roof of the World

Traveling to Tibet has been a dream of mine since I first read a travel book about it in my elementary school library.  However, you can’t just stroll out of the Lhasa airport and start exploring Tibet.  The Tibetan Autonomous … Continue reading

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