One of the greatest architecture in the World
This incredible architecture of Tibet is named after the Mount Potalaka, the sacred mountain abode of the Bodhisattva of Compassion. The greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet. The Potala Palace is 13 stories high and holds countless treasures in its many rooms. Built in 637 AD, the Potala has been home to the Dalai Lama lineage for more than a thousand years. The building which towers above the city of Lhasa rises from the slopes of Mount Marpori, for which reason it is known locally as the Tse Podrang (summit Palace). The outer section, known as the White Palace has functioned as the traditional seat of government and winter residence of Dalai Lamas, while the inner section known as the Red Palace contains outstanding temples and the reliquary tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas. In terms of global perception, it is this relic of Tibet’s past, present and future aspirations.