Tibetan Pilgrim
On Pilgrimage in the Land of Snows: Visiting the Sacred Sites of Tibet

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The Goldmud hotel, a typical Chinese government hotel.
The Golmud hotel, a typical Chinese government hotel.

 

Heading out of Golmud.
Heading out of Golmud.

 

Once you get out Golmud there is not much around.
Once you get out Golmud there is not much around.

 

Inside the sleeper bus to Lhasa.
Inside the sleeper bus to Lhasa.

A gas station just outside Golmud.
A gas station just outside Golmud.

The bus that took us to Lhasa. The trip took about 24 hours.
The bus that took us to Lhasa. The trip took about 24 hours.

The Kunlun Shan mountain form the northern edge of the Tibetan plateau.
The Kunlun Shan mountain form the northern edge of the Tibetan plateau.

 

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