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Potala Palace, Lhasa, China

 
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Distance from city center: 45.8mi
erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 11th of November, 2009
Located on the northern part of Lhasa is the residence of the Dalai Lama, the leader of the Buddhist religion. The Palace is also a World Heritage Site.

It consists of two big palaces. In the White Palace resides the Dalai Lama, the throne room is also here. The Red Palace gives home to many very precious relics. Also here are the stupa-tombs of several former Dalai Lamas. These are beautifully decorated with gold, pearls and gems.

There are beautiful murals on the walls that recall the events of the Dalai Lamas and Buddha but also many other wonderful artefacts, all related to Tibet's history and the Dalai Lamas.

Address:
布达拉宫, Kang'ang East Road North Section, Chengguan, Lhasa, Tibet, China

Price:
RMB 100 yaun (about $15)

Opening Hours:
9:30am to 13:00pm and 15:00pm to 18:00pm

 
 
 
 
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