|Lots of wonderful monastaries to admire and wander around, soaking up the atmosphere.
The Tibetan artwork is stunning and watching the monks carry on regardless of the Chinese police was quite moving. Tibetans are a devout and determined people who you cannot help but admire.
Rather interesting castle with an anti-British museum. We apparently invaded in 1904 with a few troops from Nepal over trade and killed 1000 Tibetans, due to a bungled effort by a Mr.Younghusband, the Brit in charge. The Chinese set this up and the emotive language is quite spectacular. No mention of the 1.5 million or so Tibetans the Chinese have massacred since 1956! Surprise, surprise.
Took a very hard road off to remote, untouched valleys surrounded by high peaks. Passes often reached 5000m and the air is so dry.