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Tibet - Potala Palace

Potala Palace (Potala Palace) the Potala Palace stands erect in Tibet capital Lhasa urban district northwest Ma Bu the date mountain (red mountain) on, is a broad in scale the palace fort type architectural complex. The entire construction relies on folds builds, winds to the summit, occupies a land area of more than 100,000 square meters, the people may look out into the distance its grand appearance outside dozens of miles, simultaneously, it is also Lhasa's important symbol. The ancient Potala Palace not only building grand is famous, but is also well-known by the precious cultural relic, was the Tibetan national minority the ancient architecture art essence, was also Tibet's artistic treasure house, has been included “the world culture inheritance name list”. The 7th century Turfan Songzanganbu and Princess Donovan Cheng married, was constructs this palace to occupy. Later two times destroys in the disaster warfare. in 1645 Fifth Dalai Lama carried on the extension, the lasted half century beginning had the scale.

Copyright: Jacky Cheng
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 5968x2984
Taken: 17/10/2007
Uploaded: 20/02/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015


Tags: tibet; potala palace; china
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More About tibet

Tibet Autonomous Region is situated at the southwest border, southwest of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, longitude 78 ° 25 'to 99 ° 06 ', latitude 26 ° 44 'to 36 ° 32 ' between. It is bounded by the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Qinghai Province, northeast connecting the east of Sichuan Province, Yunnan Province, south-east and connected; south and west with Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Sikkim and Kashmir and other countries and regions bordering China and the formation of national and Border lines of all or part of a total length of 4,000 kilometers. Tibet, with its magnificent, magical magnificent natural scenery known. Her vast territory, spectacular landscape and abundant resources. Since ancient times, people of this land to create a rich and splendid culture.