Yesterday, a day's car ride to Shigatse, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Tanks along the way constantly Kai Guo.
Shigatse is small, a head and do. In the car, very far to see the three golden dome of the Tashilhunpo. Get off to the post office, wanted to buy copies of maps, unexpectedly got an answer that surprised with the tone of: "How can Shigatse Maps ah!" She is obviously think this requirement a non-points.
But luck was pretty good, is still around in search of the hotel when suddenly there was grown very dark cool of the Tibetan cool guys up asking us said: "Where are you going to do not camphor wood?"
So very successful appointment of a Toyota, go to Sakya, Tingri, camphor, starting today, three days back. Just cool guys out of the price ─ ─ 3000, ultimately failed to steamroller us. Thinking in Lhasa when the tour guide said that the cheapest have to 910 days, which is not too expensive, also confessed. Cool guys is one called "Tenzin," the owner of the hotels. But we do not live in him.
Today, however, did not go into, because cars are not ready. Had to change tomorrow, and today play Shigatse. Temple bar on the city side walk and went. The same as the Yellow Sect, one of the six major Temple and the Sera Monastery is similar to Temple bar is also a big village. The main hall has three, which is visible in the distance where the three golden dome: one for 26 meters high Jampa Buddha (future Buddha, the Buddha), one of five to Panchen buried hills tower Hall, and later the tomb tower of the tenth Panchen Lama Temple of the. A few years ago after the two were new. At that time, previous life, the Panchen Lama's tomb towers destroyed in the Cultural Revolution in the best Fortunately, there are believers will be saved privately body of law, so, after special approval by the State Council, presided over by the Panchen Lama built the buried tower. The Panchen Lama is therefore a matter of excessive physical exertion, falling sick from overwork, wash its hands of this world. So special approval from the State Council and the allocation of gold, repair of the Panchen Lama hills tower.
Because these two tie Temple main hall are new, there is no history of precipitation, but also because these days look a bit too weak to see the temple, and tie Temple seen quickly, without leaving too deep impression. Just looked at the tomb tower and the former Panchen Lama Shu goes for the findings, but in previous years, we often see on television a master, has been a金身plastic, sit tower. The first time I saw contemporary of the Buddha, and my heart feel a little trance, it felt strange, hard to explain. Sihou a strange building blocks, depending on the mountain, high ± a ± a, like block walls. Q. Lama, I discovered that the original is the exhibition of Buddha. Tie exhibition Buddha Temple Festival, Lama said that it was in May.
Encounter large group of people claiming to be also from Beijing, however, two of which, Ting Kouyin conclusive is Cantonese. This choice is not surprising. Of our call, do not they have a Fujianese. Thus an opening, the total has been treated as Taiwan. They are obviously not students, and a direct fly come. Seems to be six women and one man, no longer remember. How strange this seemed to pop out with a gang of girls to play, or at best put on a "Party." Case of several call like this. They lived in that Tenzin hotels, is quite good.
Rolling out from the temple, would like to pack a tractor to Shalu, and even asked the two, but still did not know way. So do Bale. Shalu is the style of the Han Dynasty, in possession of land, of course, is very fresh, but to us, interest in smaller.
At night to climb. In the corner of a small hill town, there is a very large ruin. I do not know when the Ho complex, it seems almost like an Potala Palace. (Later know that the mountains were the site of Shigatse.) Castle of Duanbi straight up and down Shuzhang high above the camera is not sitting down to read. Peak also has numerous large and small Mani Dui. We then also picking up rocks piled one is willing to tomorrow's journey smooth.