Kumbum & Xining

Our original plans included over a week in Tibet but unrest there meant that Tibet was closed to foreigners. Plan B replaced the Tibet journey with a circuit from Lanzhou to Tianshui and back. However while we were in Beijing the tragic Sichuan earthquake struck and our alternative itinerary was ruled out owing to earthquake risk in that area. Yet another alternative was devised, part of which included visiting the Kumbum Monastery and an overnight in Xining.

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Kumbum

Kumbum

Kumbum

Kumbum

Kumbum

Kumbum

Kumbum

Kumbum

Xining

Xining

Xining

Xining

Xining

Xining

Xining
     

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