Located in the northwest of Lhasa, the Potala Palace integrated with palace, castle and monastery is the highest architecture in the world and the intactest ancient palace in Tibet. It was first bulit in Tubo Dynasty when Srongtsen Gampo married Cheng Princess and the magnificent building we see nowadays has been continuous constructed for more than 1300 years. With groups of buildings towering up to the heaven, the Potala Palace is 13 storied outside and 9 storied inside at the height of more than 200 meters.
The Potala Palace consists of red palace and white palace. The red palace in the middle is the important place for holding buddhist ceremory. The white palace surrounded is the major place for Lama to live and hold political activities. Famed as the holy place of Tibetan Buddhism, the Potala Palace was listed as World Cultural Heritage in 1994.
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