Potala Palace in Lhasa - Tibet

Potala Palace
From the roof of our hotel in Lhasa we had a splendid view of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.
Then we saw the former winter palace of the Dalai Lama majestically in front of us.

Before making the steep climb we observe the pilgrims at the Potala Kora, a circular route around the Potala Palace. Due to the short acclimatization to the altitude of 3,600 m in Lhasa and the carrying of the camera equipment the rise of 180 m caused us little problems.

The white sections serve worldly purposes, while red sections serve spiritual purposes.  Inside the Potala you may admire many art treasures like the Stupa of the 5th Dalai Lama, made up of 3,700 kg pure gold. The ubiquitous yak butter candles – not smelling like beeswax - might also cause some breathing problems. The view from the golden roof is also breathtaking.

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