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The Potala Palace, Tibet – Highly Acclaimed Site With Global Impression

While listing out some of the exotic locations that have beauty and a story to tell, we simply cannot resist the The Potala Palace situated in Tibet. There are hidden secrets to

Potala Palace

reveal and attractive art works to be cherished. Believe me the trip to this mystifying place accompanying the spectacular natural beauty will always remain alive in your memories.

The Potala palace was mainly the former residence of Dalai Lama but now it has been transformed in to a magnificent museum by the Chinese. That exactly recollects the awesome memories of culture and history.

Architectural Overview
The Potala Palace, Tibet was built at an elevation of 3,700 meters which is actually 12,100 feet in the heart of Lhasa Valley and on the other side of Red mountain. The place has gigantic inward-sloping parapets that were kaput on the upper parts with the direct rows of various windows. The south base is the space engrossed with gates and walls. The palace has sunning porticos at the inner side. The staircase with a few broken intervals allows you to reach up to the summit of the rock.

Historical Background
The construction of Potal Palace was initiated by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, Lozang Gyatso in 1645. After a few years this site was recognized as the ideal place to name it as a government seat. The construction lasted till 1694 and in the meanwhile the Dalai Lama and his government resided in the White Palace.

Pearls Of The String
The heart of Potala is named as the Red Palace due to the crimson color. Red Palace consists of the shrines and chapels previous Dalai Lamas. Here are a range of paintings embellished with jewels and other ornamental carvings. The other enchantment is the Chinese Putuo Zongcheng Temple that was built in 1767 – 1771. I was replicated after the Potala Palace.

Some Notable Facts
This palace was named as one of the New Seven Wonders by the Good Morning America, an American television show and USA Today, a newspaper. The other noticeable edifices that have surrounded this are, White Palace, Great West Hall, The Saint’s Chapel, North Chapel, South Chapel, East Chapel, West Chapel, various art galleries and Tomb of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. This palace was emblazoned in to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List in the year 1994, 2000 and 2001.

So finally I will say you to give this place a visit and relish the mesmerizing feeling all through your life.