5/29/2010

Beautiful Lhasa-Potala Palace:Tibet in Pictures

 

In previous post Dr. Wentao Wang shared some pictures depicting life around Tibet. For this post he has send some photographs of Potala Palace.  This palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region of China. While posting pictures on this blog, I was reading about this palace in wiki. It is very interesting palace. It was a palace until Dalai Lama was there and it is a museum now. It was built in 1645. The building is 400 x 350 m with stone walls averaging 3 m. thick, and 5 m. (more than 16 ft) thick at the base. Thirteen story building contains over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues – soar 117 m. Before the first skyscrapers were built, the Potala Palace was the world's tallest building.

Here are some pics of Potala Palace in Lhasa.






All pic @ Wentao Wang.
More pictures coming from Wentao's visit to Tibet. Keep visiting this site.

2 comments:

  1. waiting for next series of pictures...and above pics were awesome...thanks for sharing. :D

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