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Mapping the Tibetan world

Author: Atsushi Kanamaru
Publisher: Reno, NV : Kotan Pub., 2000.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Atsushi Kanamaru
ISBN: 0970171609 9780970171603
OCLC Number: 47170825
Notes: "Sections covering Tibetan Autonomous Region; Western China: Gansu, Sichuan & Yunnan; Northern India: Ladakh, Zanskar & Sikkim; Bhutan; Nepal"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: 416 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Travel in Tibet 8 --
Roads to Tibet 8 --
Borders 10 --
Visas 10 --
Visa Extensions 11 --
Permits to Enter Tibet 11 --
Alien Travel Permit 12 --
In Closed Areas 12 --
Making Arrangements in Your Own Country 12 --
Making Arrangements with a Travel Agency in Chengdu 13 --
Changing Money & Exchange Rates 13 --
Budgets 13 --
Guesthouses 13 --
Transport 14 --
Hitchhiking in Tibet 14 --
What to Bring 14 --
Altitude Sickness 15 --
Dogs & Rabies 15 --
Vaccinations 15 --
Hospitals 20 --
Language 20 --
Other Guidebooks 20 --
Other Maps Available 20 --
Post & Telecommunications 22 --
Safety in Tibet 22 --
Illegal Matters 22 --
Customs & Taboos 23 --
Model Tours 24 --
Tibet in China 24 --
Ladakh (North-West India) 25 --
Encounter Tibet in Nepal 26 --
Darjeeling & Sikkim 27 --
Bhutan 27 --
Country Information --
China 64 --
India 280 --
Nepal 320 --
Bhutan 376 --
Nature in Tibet 28 --
History of Tibet 30 --
Tibetan Buddhism 36 --
World of Tibetan Buddhism 36 --
Four Greatest Schools of Tibetan Buddhism 38 --
Keywords for Prayer 40 --
Prayer Scene 40 --
Entering the World of the Gompa 41 --
A Monk's Life 43 --
Buddhas, Deities, etc. in the Mandala World 46 --
Buddhas, Bodhisattvas & Deities 47 --
Unraveling the Thangka Message 49 --
Buddhist Goods 49 --
Lucky Omen Symbols 50 --
Animals Found in Thangkas 51 --
Appreciating the Mandala 52 --
Fashions 54 --
Keywords for Tibetan Life 55 --
Lives in Tibet 55 --
Things to Wear 55 --
Food 56 --
Customs 57 --
Tibetan Festivals 58 --
Festival Dates 61 --
Lhasa 63 --
Access 65 --
Practical Information 67 --
Around the Barkhor 71 --
Around the Potala Palace 78 --
Around Lhasa 82 --
Around Lhasa 85 --
Ganden Monastery 85 --
Lhokha (Shannan) Prefecture 88 --
Samye (Sangye) 88 --
Chimphu Hermitage 92 --
Dranang Valley (Zhanang) 92 --
Tsethang (Zedang) 92 --
South of Lhasa 95 --
Nyetang Dolma Lhakhang & Rock Image of Shakyamuni 95 --
Gongkar (Gongga) 95 --
Gongkar Choede (Gongkar Dorjeden) 95 --
Mt. Chuwori 96 --
Shugseb Ani Gompa 96 --
Drakyul Caves & Dorje Drak Gompa 97 --
Upper Reaches of the Kyi-chu (NE from Lhasa) 98 --
To the North of Lhasa 99 --
Toelung (Duilongdequingxian) 100 --
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake to Lhakhang 100 --
Lhodrak (Luozha) 103 --
Lhakhang (Lakang) 103 --
To the East of Tsethang 103 --
Chusum (Qusong) 103 --
Lhamo Latso Lake 104 --
Gyatsa (Jiacha) 104 --
Nang Dzong (Lang) 105 --
Tsari 105 --
Sangak Choeling 106 --
Lhuntse (Longzi) 106 --
Tsona (Cuona) 106 --
Namtso Lake and Nakchu 106 --
Namtso Lake 106 --
Nakchu (Naqu) 108 --
Amdo (Anduo) 108 --
Lhasa-Kathmandu 109 --
Tsang (Shigatse & Gyantse) 109 --
Shigatse (Rikaze) 109 --
Gyantse (Jiangzi) 114 --
Around Shigatse 118 --
Sakya (Sajia) 120 --
Lhatse to Dram 122 --
Lhatse (Lazi) 122 --
Shelkar (New Tingri) 123 --
Jomolangma Trekking 123 --
Tingri (Dingri) 126 --
Lapchi 126 --
Nyalam (Nielamu) 126 --
Dram (Khasa) [Zhangmu] 127 --
To Nepal 128 --
Lhatse to Saga 129 --
Kyirong Valley to Nepal 130 --
Chumbi Valley to Sikkim & Bhutan 131 --
To Kailash 133 --
Route to Mt. Kailash 137 --
Ali (Shiquanhe) 140 --
Mt. Kailash (Kang Rinpoche) 141 --
Mt. Kailash Khora (Pilrimage Circuit) 143 --
Nangkhor (Inner Pilgrimage Circuit) 145 --
Lake Manasarovar (Mapham Yutso) 145 --
Langa Tso (Lake Rakshas Tal) 145 --
Memo Nani (Mt. Nemo Nanyi) 146 --
Sources of Asia's Great Rivers 146 --
Border Crossing Purang-Simikot 147 --
Guge Ruins 149 --
Tsamda (Zhada) 149 --
Tsaparang 152 --
Dungkar & Piyang 153 --
Tirthapuri 153 --
Rutok (Ritu) 156 --
Kashgar to Mt. Kailash (Xinjiang-Tibet Highway) 156 --
Kongpo & Chamdo --
(Eastern Part of TAR) 159 --
Kongpo [Nyangtri (Linzhi) Prefecture] 159 --
Lhasa to Bayi 162 --
Bayi 162 --
Basong Tso (Lake Draksum Lhatso) 163 --
Nyangtrio (Nyingtri) [Linzhi] 165 --
Mt. Bonri 165 --
Menling (Milin) 166 --
Mt. Namcha Barwa 167 --
Pemako (Metok) [Motuo] 167 --
Bayi to Pome 167 --
Lunang (Lulang) 167 --
Tang-me [Tongmai] 167 --
Pome (Powo) [Bomi] 168 --
Chamdo (Changdu) Prefecture 169 --
Rawok (Ranwu) 169 --
Dzayul (Chayu) 169 --
Pasho (Basu) 169 --
Pomda (Bangda) 169 --
Yunnan to Bayi 170 --
Yanjing 170 --
Markham (Mangkang) 170 --
Chamdo to Nakchu 171 --
Chamdo (Changdu) 171 --
Riwoche (Leiwuqi) 173 --
Tengchen (Dingqing) 173 --
Sok Dzong (Suoxian) 173 --
Lhorong (Luolong) 174 --
Pelbar (Bianba) 174 --
Lharigo (Jiali) 174 --
Dege in Sichuan to Chamdo 174 --
Chamdo to Pomda 174 --
Amdo --
(Gansu, Qinghai & Sichuan) 175 --
Gansu Province 177 --
Lanzhou 177 --
Linxia 179 --
Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture 181 --
Xiahe (Sang-chu) 182 --
Hezuo (Tsoe) 183 --
Luqu (Luchu) 184 --
Taktsang Lhamo (Langmusi) 185 --
Lintan 186 --
Zhuoni (Cho-ne) 186 --
Maqu (Machu) 187 --
Diebu (Thewo) 187 --
Zhouqu (Drukchu) 187 --
Boyu (Boeyul) 187 --
North-west of Gansu 187 --
Tianzhu (Pari) 187 --
Sunan Yugurzu Autonomous County (Zhangye Diqu) 189 --
Qinghai Province 190 --
Xining 190 --
Around Xining & Haidong Diqu (District) 193 --
Huangzhong (Tsongkha) 193 --
Huzhu Tu Autonomous County (Gonlung) 194 --
Ping'an (Tsongkha Khar) 194 --
Ledu (Drotsang) 195 --
Hualong Hui Autonomous County (Bayan Khar) 195 --
Xunhua (Xunhua Salar Autonomous County) [Dowi] 195 --
Xining-Golmud-Lhasa 195 --
Qinghai Hu (Lake Kokonor) 196 --
Golmud (Ge'ermu) 197 --
Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture 198 --
Tongren (Repkong) 198 --
Zeku (Tsekok) 200 --
Henan Mongol Autonomous County (Sogwo) 201 --
Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture 202 --
Gonghe (Chabcha) 202 --
Xinghai (Tsigorthang) 203 --
Guide (Trika) 204 --
Guinan (Mangra) 205 --
Tongde (Kawasumdo) 206 --
Guoluo (Golok) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture 207 --
Maduo (Mato) 207 --
Maqin (Dawu) 210 --
Gande (Gabde) 211 --
Dari (Jimai) [Darlag] 212 --
Banma (Padma) [Parma] 213 --
Jiuzhi (Jigdril) 214 --
Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Jyekundo) 214 --
Yushu (Jyekundo) 214 --
Chengduo (Trindu) 218 --
Sumang (Zurmang) Region 218 --
To the Source of the Mekong River 218 --
ABA (Ngawa) Tibetan & Qiang Autonomous Prefecture (Sichuan) 219 --
Wenchuan (Lungu) 220 --
Maoxian (Maowen Qiang Autonomous County) 220 --
Heishui (Trochu) 221 --
Songpan (Zungchu) 221 --
Huanglong (Sertso) 222 --
Jiuzhaigou 223 --
Nanping (Namphel) 224 --
Lixian (Tashiling) 224 --
Ma'erkang (Barkam) 225 --
Jinchuan (Rabden) 226 --
Xiaojin (Tsenlha) 226 --
Rangtang (Zamthang) 227 --
Aba (Ngawa) 227 --
Hongyuan (Mewa) 228 --
Ruo'ergai (Dzoge) 229 --
Eastern Kham --
(Ganzi Prefecture & Muli County, Sichuan Province) 231 --
Chengdu 233 --
Ganzi (Kandze) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture 237 --
Kangding (Dartsedo) 237 --
Mugecuo Lake (Yeren Hai) 241 --
Around Kangding 242 --
Luding (Chakzamka) 242 --
Mt. Minya Konka (Gongga Shan) 243 --
Hailuogou Glacier Park 243 --
Kangding to Ganzi, Dege, etc. (Sichuan-Tibet Highway North) 245 --
Danba (Rongtrak) 245 --
Jiulong (Gyezil) 246 --
Xinduqiao (Dzongzhab) 246 --
Tagong (Lhagang) [Hargong] 246 --
Bamei (Garthar) 247 --
Daofu (Tawu) 248 --
Luhuo (Drango) 249 --
Seda (Sertal) 250 --
Ganzi (Kandze) 250 --
Xinlong (Nyarong) 253 --
Baiyu (Pelyul) 253 --
Manigango 254 --
Xinluhai (Yilhun Lhatso) 254 --
Dege (Derge) 254 --
Monasteries around Dege 256 --
Shiqu (Sershul) [Serxu] 257 --
Kangding to Litang and Batang (Sichuan-Tibet Highway South) 258 --
Yajiang (Nyakchuka) 258 --
Litang (Lithang) 258 --
Batang (Bathang) 260 --
Yunnan to Litang (Lithang) 260 --
Xiangcheng (Chaktreng) 260 --
Daocheng (Dabpa) 260 --
Derong 260 --
Muli Tibetan Autonomous County, Sichuan Province 260 --
Dechen --u (Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province) 263 --
Yunnan to Tibet 263 --
Kunming 263 --
Dali (Dali Gucheng) 267 --
Lijiang (Jang Sadam) 268 --
Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture 270 --
Zhongdian (Gyalthang) 270 --
Deqin (Dechen) [Jol] 274 --
Weixi (Balung) 275 --
Lugu Hu (Lake) 276 --
Ninglang 278 --
Yongning 278 --
Ladakh & Zanskar 279 --
Delhi 279 --
From Manali to Leh 283 --
Manali 283 --
From Srinagar to Leh 284 --
Srinagar 286 --
Ladakh 286 --
Leh 287 --
Leh to the South: Gompas in the Indus Valley 291 --
Leh and the West: Gompas on the Kargil Route 292 --
Trekking from Leh 293 --
Dha/Hanu Villages 294 --
Nubra Valley 295 --
East Ladakh 297 --
Zanskar 298 --
Padam (Padum) 298 --
Padam (Padum)-Phugtal-Darcha 299 --
Padam (Padum)-Zangla-Lamayuru 299 --
Padam (Padum)-Sani-Kargil 302 --
Lahaul 303 --
Keylong 303 --
Spiti 305 --
Kaza 305 --
Kinnaur 308 --
Shimla (Simla) 308 --
Sarahan 308 --
Rekong Peo 310 --
Kalpa 310 --
Sangla 310 --
Kanam 311 --
Puh 311 --
Nako 311 --
Chango 311 --
Shalkar 312 --
Dharamsala 312 --
Other Areas Settled by Tibetan Refugees in India 315 --
Himachal Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh [North-west India] 315 --
Karnataka State [Southern India] 317 --
Central India 317 --
Nepal 319 --
Road to Nepal 323 --
Kathmandu 324 --
Trekking to the Tibetan World 333 --
Route to Bigu Gompa & Surrounding Area 336 --
Everest Trekking 336 --
Lukla to Hile 338 --
Mt. Kangchenjunga Area 338 --
Langtang 338 --
Manaslu North 339 --
Pokhara 342 --
Annapurna Area Trekking 343 --
Annapurna Sanctuary 343 --
Jomsom & Muktinath Area 346 --
Manang Area 349 --
Lo Manthang (Mustang) 351 --
Dolpo 354 --
Lumbini 355 --
Sikkim 357 --
Kolkata (Calcutta) 357 --
West Bengal 360 --
Darjeeling 360 --
Kalimpong 364 --
Sikkim 365 --
Central & Eastern Sikkim 367 --
Gangtok 367 --
Northern Sikkim 370.
Responsibility: [editor, Atsushi Kanamaru].
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