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Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa

Updated: Jun 27, 2018 Print
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The Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama, has symbolized Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet since the 7th century.

The complex, made up of the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, is built on Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley at an altitude of 3,700 meters.

The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple Monastery and Norbulingka were added to the UN’s list respectively in 1994, 2000 and 2001.


Address: Hongshan Mountain, Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region


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