There is no real night life in Easter Tibet. You have to go to Lhasa to get some. However, looking at the Milky Way is fantasist when you are in the middle of no ware and miles away from even the smallest village. You can see billions and billions of stars.
Normally it is not advisable to drive at night in Eastern Tibet. Sometimes the roads are horrible. However, we had to return back because a rock slide took out a road and we wanted to get back ASAP so we could fly to Lhasa. New roads are being build so it soon be better driving.
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Dress Code: No one is there so wear anything you want. :)
Tibetan Opera was founded by Tong Tong Gyalpo in the 15th century and is used to express Tibetan literature to the people. Since the reign of the 5th Dalai Lama, opera has been performed at monastery festivals. Actors wear special costumes and often hold a ‘datha’ (sword) in their left hand to express good luck and to help the carrier obtaining pure thoughts.
These pictures show the following dances:
1. The 8th Century Ashi Sholpa Dance with symbolises luck and happiness
2. Music from Kong Bo, about 150km east of Lhasa
3. A dance which represents the daily life of Tibetans, building monasteries etc.
4. Music from West Tibet, called the Ngari Oung Dance
5. An opera handed down through farmer family generations, traditional girls performing the Nang Ma.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...because that is what you'd be best served doing. We were standing atop the Jokang Temple and this guy approached us, asking us what we recommend to do at night in Lhasa. I asked him when did he arrive, and he said just a few hours ago (from U.S.A.) - so I told him to get himself horizontal as SOON as possible, because he was going to be in a whole new world of pain come the morning - from the altitude and lack of oxygen. He had no idea what was in store for him in just a few hours...I still wonder what happened to him!
As for "nightlife" activity, I think there really isn't any -not even in the capital city of Lhasa. Remember, Tibet was a deeply religious (still is, if you think strictly the Tibetans) country so things like bars and discos are non-existent. Should you come across any cultural "shows" or anything like that, I'd be dubious. Anyways, that's not why you're there, is it?
Dress Code: Er, pajamas.....?
In the western part of town there are some discos annex karaoke bars that usually mixes disco dancing with entertainment and karaoke.
They're set up for the local rich and a bit stylish, but can be big fun though. For us it was !
In the 1st club we went (early) we were continiously monitored by 4 Chinese security agents. The Tibetan customers were afraid to talk to us.
In the 2nd club (after midnight) also loads of PSB agents, but drunk and dancing. No hassle, good fun. I don't know the names but there was no cover charge, so you can walk in and out as you like!
At here you can take tibet food and westen food, there are traditional dancing , singing and clothing show by local people
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