"LHASA AT LHAST!" Top 5 Page for this destination Lhasa by mavl

Lhasa Travel Guide: 512 reviews and 1,371 photos

at long last, i made it to the top of the world! it turned out to be so much more than i expected - the people, the culture, the architecture, the history, the landscape, and the sky!

oh yes, the sky! you may be 12,000 ft. closer to it here but it feels like all its colors have been magnified a million times - the blues are piercing, the white clouds glow.

you still witness the culture of this enigmatic place the moment you step out of your hotel and, when you enter the age-old monasteries, all your senses will immediately be engaged.

- the contrast of rich dark fabrics against whitewashed walls, the golden spires against the bright blue skies.

- the gutteral voices of monks chanting and the creaking of impossibly steep wooden stairways.

- the unmistakable scents of burning incense and butter lamps.

- the ancient feel of the stuffy interiors.

- the taste of stale saliva in your mouth as it's been agape with awe since entering!

in lhasa, most people on the street are either locals wearing traditional tibetan attire, monks wearing their striking red robes, or backpacking tourists like myself.

ok, you'll occasionally see a monk in rubbershoes chatting on a mobile phone.

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  • tzuki's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2010 at 1:59 AM

    Great page Miko!! I do love Lhasa & i hope i can visit one day before I die... It is funny I am listening now a beautiful music group called Lhasa, do you know them? Happy Sunday!! :)

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2010 at 6:36 AM

    Excellent page, love the tip about the kettle heating device thing ;-)

  • utchie's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Thanks Miko!!! Always a good read - always a good laugh. =)

  • Paris92's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    This is hilarious! Great page!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    Yes, I want to ride a yak, Miko! hehehe...did lhasa apso come from lhasa...nice pictures on your pages...and wow, that is the higest lake in the world (I got to see it!)

  • high_d's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

  • KhanhLy's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    Incredible photos. Would love to go there someday.

  • allelli's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2008 at 7:31 AM

    great page bravo

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:59 AM

    Another excellent page of course!

  • thedouglas's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    You are tooo tooo kind - the kids would beg to really really differ with your comment!

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