"Tingri (4390 m) Few Tibetan..." Lhasa Off The Beaten Path Tip by titti

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<FONT COLOR='660033'><b>Tingri (4390 m)</b> Few Tibetan houses and some restaurants; Tingri is the first village you meet coming from Nepal.<p>?My parent?s house overlooked the village and was built around a large inner courtyard between two other houses. At sunset, the gate and small windows were shut and the family felt as secure as they were in a fortress. The roof had two chimneys and three ventilation holes set in it. The water from the melted snow or rain ran through drainpipes made from juniper, often of extraordinary shapes, into the courtyard?.Foundation were built with clay bricks which had been dried in wooden moulds. The roof was covered with logs and finished off with a layer of brushwood treated with a mixture of trodden-down earth and oil that made an excellent insulation. The house was then white-washed and the prayer flags raised. ? The door lintels were decorated with tridents and dragons.' (Jetsun Pema, ib.)</p></font>

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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