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This stunningly beautiful architectural wonder is Lhasa' cardinal landmark. It can be seen from all directions for miles around. The Potala was set up in the seventh century AD during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo. It's located on what is known as the Red Hill and covers an area of 41 hectares.

The Potala consists of the White and Red palaces with more than 1000 rooms. The white place was for secular use and contained living quarters, offices, the seminary and the printing house. The red Palace's function was religious. It contained gold stupas, which were the tombs of eight Dalai Lamas, the monks' assembly hall, numerous chapels and shrines, and libraries for Buddhist Scriptures.


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