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Guesthouse. by rumiThis being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival.A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesAs an unexpected visitor.Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your houseempty of its furniture,still treat each guest honorably.He may be clearing you outfor some new delight.The dark thought, the shame, the malice,meet them at the door laughing,and invite them in.Be grateful for whoever comes,because each has been sent
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Zhilam Hostel was created in a peaceful Tibetan-style home and is perched on a quiet hillside above the city of Kangding, Sichuan. At Zhilam Hostel, it will be easy to meet other travelers, enjoy time resting and recovering, and feel at home in a clean location.
Our staff works hard to makes this place a home away from home for you! Click here to meet the staff.
Kangding sits in a beautiful valley along the banks of the Zheduo and Yala Rivers. These two rivers merge on the east end of town just below the towering Guoda Mountain. Kangding is the capital of Ganzi (Garnze) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and is part of the traditional Tibetan region of Kham. Kangding has long been the cultural boundary between Han Chinese and Tibetans. The city has a population of around 100,000. Roughly 40% of the population are Tibetans, 40% Han Chinese with the remaining 20% coming from smaller minority groups such as the Qiang, Yi and Hui. Colorful Tibetan nomads from the nearby grasslands often come into town to buy and sell goods. Kangding also serves as a gateway to many Tibetan areas of China.
Kangding is also the best place to stay to access to Gongga Trek, Gongga Monastery & the ancient Minyak Kingdom. The ancient Minyak language is being studied for it’s possible connection to ancient Tibetan. The whole Minyak area is most accessible from the town of Kangding, and you can best arrange your travels this area here. To book a trip to Minyak with our most beloved manager and trekking guide, Patru, click here.