(9th June) No journey in Lhasa would be completed without visiting Jokhang, the inseparable place of Tibetan Buddhism. As the tour bus sped from the Potala Palace for just a few miles, a magnificent monastery in shades of gold and claret appeared in our eyes, nearer and clearer. Here we found ourselves wandering through its wooden columns and door frames, in search of the most sacred statue of Buddha at the heart of the city.
(9th June) In the midst of Lhasa city, lying peacefully across the high-altitude Plateau, stands an infamous landmark that soars above the natural plains and rocky mountains. For centuries, the faraway sight of its white-washed walls and red-lined roofs, for many long-awaited pilgrims and tourists, has connoted to a warm welcome after their arduous journey, come rain or shine. When our eyes finally settled on this palace under the azure sky, we all knew our endeavour and days of impatient waiting are worthwhile.