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Amdo

Slightly late post this week – I am on the move again.

This past week was the National Day Golden Week holiday in China (the other Golden Week vacation is in the early spring, for Chinese New Year). 744 more words

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Learn to appreciate thangka - Zangzu of Amdo in Qinghai

Recommended cultural route in Amado part of Gangsu and Qinghai Province:  if you have a week or little less: Xiahe (direct bus from Lanzhou lub Jiuzhaigou) Xiahe – Tongren (direct bus in the morning at 7) Tongren – Kambala Park (hop on the bus to Xining and tell the driver to drop you at intersection to Kambala Park, then bargin for Hui or Zhanghu taxi lift to Kambala Park entrance) Kambala Park – Guide  (bargin for the van route through the park to Guide, really worth it picturesque route) – Qinghai Lake – Xining (direct bus, last at 16, be prepare that trying to catch the last one you will end up one day longer at the lake’s shore because all the tickets will be already sold out, in the summer season it is allowed to camp at the Qinghai Lake’s shore) 199 more words

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