外文标题：One Month Family Trip to Xinjiang, China’s Central Asia and incredible Tibet
The night was not gone well as my daughter didn’t feel well and we all had disturbed sleep, she specifically had some kind of stomach upset which made the matter worse. Nam Tso involved almost 10 hours up and down journey from Lhasa and means hitting an altitude of 4500 meters. So we decided to drop it off and rather decided to take rest for the day. We still had to travel more than 500km crossing the Himalayas over frienship highway to Kathmandu, so we didn’t want to take any chance in Lhasa. But instead of not sitting in hotel for entire day, we thought of visiting the old Lhasa town, the Barkhor, the Jokhang Temple and finally had a sumptuous lunch in Lhasa Kitchen with Nepalese and Indian Cuisine, our break from Chinese Noodles after a long time. Barkhor Bazar was a lively combination of shops, pilgrim circuits and ethnic melting pot, it runs around the Jokhang and other structures and always remain busy. Jokhang is considered as Tibet’s most sacred temple, built in 7th Century by King Songsten Gampo, when he moved his capital to Lhasa. He had a Nepalese wife and Jokhang was originally built by Nepalese craftsmen to house a Buddha image brought by the Nepalese queen. In year 2000, this was also included in UNESCO World Heritage site in addition to Potala Palace.
After a nice stroll in Lhasa old town we were back to hotel and took an early dinner for sleep and ready for last few days of exciting journey through Friendship highway to Nepal.
Mother and Kid:
You would still find religious sites all around Lhasa:
Makye Ame , famous Cofee House where Dalai Lama used to come and relax, gone are those days:
The Prayer Flags:
Old Lhasa is still so beautiful
The shops are quite interesting in Old Lhasa:
The colorful windows: