Where's Tai?

"And I still haven't found what I'm looking for"

Day 59: Shigatse August 20, 2010

Filed under: Travelling — Tai @ 6:18 pm

We headed out today from Lhasa.  Had about 4-5 hours driving.  A couple of stops a long the way.  One is holy lakes. 

Also passed a river where the Tibetan have water burials.  Interesting but gory.  The Tibetans have 4 options when they die.  The richer or more important Tibetans can be cremated or buried.  The poor Tibetans may have a sky burial, where the body is chopped up by the undertaker and then carried to the top of a mountain and left for the birds to eat.  The other options is the water burial.  Where they are chopped up by the river and then fed to the fishes.  That is why Tibetans will not eat fish. 

Then the glaciers.  Finally another monastery in Giangze.  It has a fort, then a monastery with a huge stupa and a medieval type wall.

Ended up in the town of Shiatges.  A fairly forgettable town.

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