Potala Palace, Lhasa

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Canon Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
CN
Nearest Area
Lhasa, Tibet
Town
Lhasa, Tibet
Brief Directions

The Potala is best viewed from the outside, the outside has been turned into an empty shell of a "museum" by the Chinese government.

Notes

The Potala is best viewed from the outside, the outside has been turned into an empty shell of a "museum" by the Chinese government.

Description

The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, after the invasion of Tibet in 1959. The palace was slightly damaged during the Tibetan uprising against the Chinese in 1959, when Chinese shells were launched into the palace's windows. Almost all of the volumes of scriptures, historical documents and other works of art were either removed, damaged or destroyed. Today the Potala Palace has been converted into a museum by the Chinese government.

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Date Added
August 27, 2009
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August 27, 2009