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Travel to Holy Potala Palace in Lhasa

Perched atop Red Mountain in the western part of the Lhasa Valley, the Potala Palace, best,looms over its surroundings at a staggering 3,700 meters above sea level (Mt. Fuji stands 3,776 meters tall). Travel China to learn more about Tibet. The palace is easily the most imposing manmade structure in the world at this elevation: a colossal fortress with a golden roof rising from a mountain top, surrounded by imposing turreted walls and entered via a number of gates. The majestic building unsurprisingly became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.


Yet few seem able to agree about its origins. Some have suggested that politics drove its creation. travel in chinese, Tibet is a must to see. They assert that the Tibetan Empire’s founder Songtsän Gampo – born sometime between the mid-sixth century and early seventh century CE – erected the fortress to solidify his political power. Others believe Gampo constructed it to woo a Tang Dynasty princess. Its name is thought to be derived from Mt. Potala, the mythical alpine dwelling place of Avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, in southern India.


But it’s not merely the abode of some figurehead. Historically, the palace has served not only as Tibet’s political nerve center, but also as its spiritual heart. Tradition holds that Lhasa’s three main hills – Chokpori, Pongwari and Marpori – are the symbolic “Three Protectors of Tibet.” Potala rests on top of Marpori, believed to represent Avalokitesvara. Locals have also traditionally believed other divine beings call the palace home.


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