Potala Palace

Potala Palace

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Potala Palace, Lhasa Overview

Situated in Lhasa, Tibet, the Potala Palace is a mesmerizing place depicting the history, heritage, culture and the tradition of the Tibetans. Owing to these factors, the place is among the important national relics protection list.


The Potala Palace is the world’s most ancient castle-style complex that is intact and located on the highest altitude. It is considered as an architectural achievement of ancient Tibetans. The palace is an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since the year 1994. In 2001, the palace was rated 4A tourist spot by the State Tourism Administration on the national level.


A landmark of Lhasa and Tibet, the Potala Palace is based on the slopes of the Red Hill. It is built in such an appreciable manner that it is along the hill. The roof of the palace used to give golden shine during its hay days. Its crimson and white walls stand out from the rest. Therefore, it was said to the glory of the Sun City, Lhasa.

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