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Dragon King Pond
Dragon King Pond: Formerly in the rear of the Potala Palace, a pond was left after the earth was collected for the construction of the palace during the mid 17th century.

The Sixth Dalai Lama Tsangyang Gyatso built a 3 story octagon pavilion in the middle of the pond & took a rest in it. Actually the pavilion has the name for a statue of Dragon King in it. Nowadays, the admission is 3 yuan.

Potala Palace: Potala Palace was set up in the 7th century in the reign of King Songtsen Gampo. It is situated on the Red hill and covers an area of 41 hectares.

With its world-wide reputation, the potala palace stands on the Red Hill overlooking the Tibetan town of Lhasa, it is considered a major national cultural monument under special protection by the goverment of the People's Republic of China.
Potala Palace

Tibet Museum
Tibet Mueum: Situated at the southeast corner of Norbu Lingka, Lhasa, it's the first modern museum in Tibet. It covers an area of 53,959 m2 including an exhibition area of 1,451 m2.

Nowadays, the museum houses a rich collection of cultural relics including several kinds of cultural relics of pre-history, colorful Thangka pictures, music, handwritten Tibetan classics and ritual instruments, unique handicrafts and pottery.

Jokhang Monastery: Situated in the center of the ancient town of Lhasa, the Jokhang Monastery was built in the 7th century by Songtsan Gambo, Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti and the Tang Princess Wen Cheng.

Jokhang is considered the spiritual center of Tibet, the Holy of Holies, the destination of millions of Tibetan pilgrims. Nowadays the outer courtyard and porch of the temple are usually filled with pilgrims. Jokhang Monastery in can be found the most precious object "the original gold stature of Sakyamuni" the historical Buddha.
Jokhang Monastery

Norbulingka - Tibet
Norbulingka: Meaning Jewel Park, was Dalai Lama's summer palace since the 7th century. The Norbulinka is well worth a visit at festival times and public holidays.

Khamsum Zilnon is a very striking building behind the main gate. Formerly was originally a Han style pavilion & later changed into a theater where the Dalai Lamas watched Tibetan opera.

Tsokyil Potrang is a group of buildings on water.

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