Ecotourism Tour USA 2012

May 8, 2013.

Visiting Yellow Stone National Park with a local guide

December 5th-19th, 2012, a group of high-level Tibetan scholars and business people visited the USA on tour of ecotourism sites and educational institutions.  They started in San Francisco, where they visited several parks, including the Marin Headlands, Mt. Tamalpais, and the Muir Woods National Monument, home of the tallest trees on earth.  They then visited Yellowstone National Park where they saw bison, elk, coyotes, wolves, and more in their natural setting.  Finally, they visited sites in Washington DC, and New York City, including the beautiful campus of Columbia University.

Favorite Places in Tibet

Favorite places in Tibet

Favorite Monastery: Jokhang in Lhasa

Easy choice, as the Jokhang in Lhasa is oldest temple in Tibet, founded in the 7th century, and may well be the most atmospheric temple to be found anywhere in the world. No Tibetan pilgrim would come to Lhasa without making at least one visit here, much like pilgrims going on the Haj to Mecca.

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Thanks Gary McCue!