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Potala Palace Overview

  Facts Poatala Palace, which is situated on Mountain Maburi (Red Mountain) in Lhasa, is a magnificent 110 meters high with thirteen floors ancient Tibetan palace complex, and the whole typical Tibetan style building comprises the White Palace in the east where lives Dalai Lama and the Red Palace in the middle(contains Buddha Temple and the Dalai Lama Stupa Temple).   Features Poata... More

Potala Palace History

  The first ancient building on the Red Hill in Lhasa, the palace of Tsanpu, was built in the 5th century B C by 28th Tubo King, but it was not called the Potala Palace at that time. The real Potala Palace was built by the 33th Tubo King Songtsan Gambo who moved the political center of Tubo to Lhasa from the Yalong Valley in the 7th century AD.   Reasons to choose the Red Hill be the Pal... More

Potala Palace Construction

  Facts Construction of Potala Palace is really a distinguishing building with continuing effort of generations of Tibetans. As the building complex is in large scale and most magnificent size, Potala Palace assimilated great excellences of Tibetan buildings and has extremely high study value.   Materials Potala Palace is a typical wood and stones' Tibetan architecture with rock fou... More

Potala Palace Treasures

 Facts Statues in the Potala Palace in the Potala Palace include Bodhisattva, senior monks and Buddha and most of them are made of metal. And very important is there are statues of ancestors and senior monks of every school of religion which is hard to see in other cities of China. It is true that there are about 200,000 statues of Buddha and stupas in Potala Palace, and among them, the most valu... More

Potala Palace Tips

Climate The climate in highland Tibet belongs to the typical downy special climate, and the climates are much different in different areas and the temperature could vary greatly within a single day. Besides, most annual rainfall comes in the rainy season from May to September, when the precipitation covers 90 percent of the whole year, so if you want to stay longer in Tiber, avoid the rainy sea... More