Created 6-Nov-07
Modified 7-Nov-07
Visitors 57
60 photos
We ended up flying into Lhasa. Our poor planning, or more precisely – cumbersome Chinese bureaucracy, landed us in the first class seats, for the second time (first time was on the flight from Moshi to Zanzibar). It’s interesting how ppl recognize you on the street, as “the couple that was in the first class”.
Lhasa airport is a good hour outside the city, and even then it’s in a pretty tight spot, surrounded by mountains on all sides. It’s one of the world's highest commercial airports and to fly large heavy planes there, Air China had a special engine developed by Rolls-Royce.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:China
Keywords:lhasa, tibet

Velorickshaw comes in very handy when you can barely walk

Velorickshaw comes in very handy when you can barely walk

An alley way

An alley way

Lhasa goods

Lhasa goods

Shopping

Shopping

A courtyard

A courtyard

Shampoo, Rinse, Repeat...

Shampoo, Rinse, Repeat...

Цветы и веники

Цветы и веники

Sleeping vendor

Sleeping vendor

Friday night at a Muslim Market...

Friday night at a Muslim Market...

Pilgrim making his way around the sacred Jokhang Temple

Pilgrim making his way around the sacred Jokhang Temple

Pilgrims at the sacred Jokhang Temple

Pilgrims at the sacred Jokhang Temple

Prayer Wheel

Prayer Wheel

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple

Decorative Curtain

Decorative Curtain

Rooftops at the Jokhang Temple

Rooftops at the  Jokhang Temple