Lhasa ,  center of Tibetan Buddhism

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A video travelogue about the skyway from Zhongdian ( chinese province Yunnan ) to Lhasa over the Sichuan - Tibet Highway with terrific views onto bizarre Himalaya mountains and glaciers.  A cultural walk through the city of Lhasa with its spectacular Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, which is the major religious destination for Tibetan Buddhists and a visit of Serena Monastery , the biggest and most important education place and university for Tibetan Buddhist monks.  The video ends with a travel on the worlds highest train, the Tibet Train. This is a 44 hour train ride from Lhasa to Chengdu, with 1150 km above 4000m sea level, 500 km on permafrost ground, passes at 5150m above sea level and a grandious landscape outside of the train window (grass lands, snow mountains of 6 to 7000m, deserts, highest sweat water lake of the world, highly eroded limestone mountains etc.) ; the ride on the Tibet train became the highlight of that travel.

 

                              

 

 

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