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.
© 2008 mickspatz