Spir­i­tual im­mer­sion

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TAKE A MORE PRO­FOUND LOOK AT THE spir­i­tual life of Ti­bet as you jour­ney through it. Ac­cli­ma­tise to the el­e­va­tion of one of the world’s high­est cities, Lhasa. Visit the gilded Jok hang, a sa­cred Bud­dhist tem­ple i n t he re­gion that was built dur­ing the reign of King Songt­sen Gampo in the sev­enth cen­tury. Ly­ing 1,000 me­tres west is the Po­tala Palace, a former res­i­dence of the Dalai Lama also built by the king and a land­mark of the area. Both struc­tures are now listed as UNESCO World Her­itage sites. There are other sanc­tu­ar­ies to visit too, in­clud­ing the lesser-k nown Pabongka Monastery, Chup­sang Nun­nery (home to 80 red-robed nuns), the mul­ti­lay­ered Kum­bum Stupa hold­ing thou­sands of Ti­betan Bud­dhist relics, and the Sera Monastery, where monks an­i­mat­edly de­bate Bud­dhist phi­los­o­phy in the court­yard. Sur­rounded by snow-capped moun­tains, a walk along the shores of the Yam­drok Tso Lake is also not to be missed. Bathe your soul in the seven-day trip by Wild­china. Prices start from US$2,499 per per­son. Read more at www.wild­china.com

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