India: Hectic Dharamsala | Dharamsala yang Sibuk

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Anything you can find in Dharamsala starts here!!

Above picture is mural on Tibetan resistance, some of them including self immolation. You can visit a museum near Dalai Lama temple and residence to know more information for free. Leave your camera at special counter as it’s forbidden to carry them near this Dalai Lama’s area.

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Norbulingga: The Tibetan Lost City | Norbulingga: Kota Tibet Yang Hilang

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Find a small city with temple, full with handicraftsmen, full with museums, full with souvenirs, of course with beautiful Tibetan buildings and many Tibetan refugees. You can even pray and meditate and do your yoga pose in Norbulingga Garden. Sipping butter tea at their tea house is possible here. It’s been quite a walk to get there but it’s nothing with the serene of this place. My suggestion even though for their super premium quality and it’s all hand made, most things sell here are expensive. But the entry ticket for Tibetan buildings and garden are only Rs40 -50/foreigners and Rs20/locals … and I got local price for my face :) Continue reading “Norbulingga: The Tibetan Lost City | Norbulingga: Kota Tibet Yang Hilang”

India: Dharamsala on the Street | Dharamsala di Jalanan

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Whatever you take as transportation vehicles in India, let it be your own adventure. I found incredible thing when I was in at Dharamsala such as Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) (CITES: Appendix II) and Kashmir Grey Langur (Semnopithecus ajax) (IUCN : Endangered) sprawling on the street. You can even see details in every corner of buses or taxi like colourful offerings for gods/goddess and holy man pendant anytime and anywhere.  Continue reading “India: Dharamsala on the Street | Dharamsala di Jalanan”

Mcleod Ganj Sunset | Matahari Terbenam McLeod Ganj

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Every single sunset in Dharamsala and Mcleod Ganj  is a new beginning and beautiful respectively despite wires all over the place :D. Just before dark you can see lots of eagles flying around the sky and I mean LOTS!! Didn’t bring my binoculars that time but I will when I am back again there.

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Gyuto Yellow Monastery | Biara Gyuto Kuning

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If you want a quite monastery in Dharamsala and of course taking pictures then go to Gyuto Monastery. Because there is no single chances for me taking pictures inside Dalai Lama Monastery (it’s forbidden!). I found that Gyuto with all yellow buildings are similar with Pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Java. You also can find normal life of Buddhist monks, young and old here. There is also huge butter lamp here to commemerate brave martyrs in Tibet who have self-immolated for the greater cause of Tibet since 2009. These including Panchen Lama, the highest ranking Lama after the Dalai Lama, who already long disappeared. Continue reading “Gyuto Yellow Monastery | Biara Gyuto Kuning”

Dharamsala: The Little Tibet in India | Dharamsala: Tibet Kecil di India

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First time in Dharamsala after Agra, I have been amazed by Dalai Lama Monastery which located just on the slope of Himalayan Ice Mountain. The next thing, most landscape are mysterious and mesmerizing. Furthermore, city with the highest Tibetan refugess in the world and with special priviliges from Indian Government has millions of uniqueness of Tibetan cultures. Continue reading “Dharamsala: The Little Tibet in India | Dharamsala: Tibet Kecil di India”