Potala Palace, Tibet culture museum

Potala Palace, Tibet culture museum

As an architectural ensemble representing Buddhist Tibet, Potala Palace is one of the world’s most impressive being built at an altitude of 3,600 m .

Potala Palace is located in Lhasa , capital of Tibet . Visit this palace complex , visitors will tour turns 3 architecture is typical winter Potala palace , Jokhan Temple and Norbulingka summer palace . The building was built with wood and stone architecture is striking for Tibetan Buddhist style , bold affect from China , India and Nepal .
Potala Palace
The Potala Palace is located on Red Mountain peaks . Photo: whc.unesco.org .

Surrounded by fortified walls , Potala winter palace located on top of the Red Hill by the first Stratum built in the period from the first century 6-7 , and was amended to create the middle in 1600 the Dalai Lama 5 .

The palace was a place of practice of the Dalai Lama to his 14th , symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and act to preserve , spread the traditional culture of Tibet . Potala is composed of two main block Portrang Karpo ( White Palace ) and Portrang Marpo ( Red Palace ) .

White House throne of the Dalai Lama , who is also his residence . To the west is the Red Palace contains gilded stupas of the Dalai Lama . Nearby is the private monastery Gyembo Namgyel .

Potala Palace, the winter is a priceless treasure with about 698 paintings , nearly 10 thousand rolls of paper paintings and sculptures value . From the walls at the entrance to the carpet , roof , curtains … all artwork is the transmission of culture and religion in Tibet. In particular , it stores a massive collection of Buddhist scriptures and many important historical documents .

Known as the heart of Lhasa , Jokhan temple is the most sacred and important of Tibet . Jorkhang Temple was built in 642 for the purpose of spreading Buddhism and thereby became a place of worship Buddha .

Temple kept more than 3,000 images of Buddha , deities , and other historical figures and many manuscript records the historical development of religion in Tibet. From the city of Lhasa has three main roads to the pilgrims walk up to the temple . Many people worship the walk along the route to achieve Buddha wishes to comprehend .