Life in Tibet: Tibet in Pictures

Barkhor Street

Dr. Wentao Wang, a friend of mine traveled to Tibet on first and second week of May from Beijing. His plan was to go to Nepal after Tibet visit. Unfortunately he was not able to make because of the strike, the so called 3rd people's movement, by MAOIST. I suggested him to cancel his trip to Nepal. He spend that time in Tibet. He is still asking me whether he can go to Nepal on July. But I couldn't say anything. This is very unfortunate to Nepalese tourism industry. In this post he likes to share some of the photographs he had taken during his Tibet trip.

The first photograph is of Barkhor Street which is located in old area of Lhasa City and is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple (picture is below) and the Tibetan people are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, this street is also a must-see place for the tourists.

Cave restaurant

Tibetan Food
Tibetan kids as seen in Village

Olders has to take care of youngers

Tibetan Houses

People in Tibet

Jokhang Temple
This temple was constructed by King Songtsän Gampo probably in 642. The king had married a Nepali girl, Bhrikuti. For most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. Along with the Potala Palace, it is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Lhasa. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace," and a spiritual centre of Lhasa.

People were crawling on the road, Kowtow to Lhasa. I have no idea why they are doing that. May be something religious thing.

Finally here comes the Lhasa City

All pics by Wentao Wang. Camera: Canon EOS 50D 

Thanks for viewing this post. I will post more pics from Tibet in coming posts.

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