Lhasa Potala Palace, Tibet China

Perched upon Marpo Ri hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, The Potala Palace rises a further 170 meters and is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet. It was Originally built in 7th century and very famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks.

Construction of the Palace began in 1645 during the reign of the fifth Dalai Lama and completed at 1648 by the Potrang Karpo. Some additional work was added between 1690 and 1694. The construction itself required the labors of more than 7000 workers and 1500 artists and craftsman.

Now it has become the religious and political center of Tibet, all the chapels and their artifacts are very well preserved.

* i would like to thanks Francoise of Beijing China for sending me this, the most beautiful view of Potala Palace, and thanks for every each postcards she sent me, individually beautifully stamped, and this one reached the total of 20postcards i received from her! thanks Francoise for contribute all this precious gem to my everlasting collections..


Celestial Elf May 8, 2009 at 1:04 AM  

Thank You for the fabulous photo!
The London Snowman recently visited The Potala Palace and was overwhelmed by its beauty,
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