Built at an altitude of 3,700 m, the Potala Palace in Lhasa was once the centre of the Tibetan government and the winter residence of the Dalai Lama. Today the Potala Palace is a state museum of China and a popular tourist attraction. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This gallery contains photos taken inside the Potala Palace, of the inner courts, the White Palace and roof and wall decorations.
01 Western gate 02 Pillar decorations 03 Building 04 Palace walls 05 White palace
06 Inner court 07 Golden roof 08 Building with wall hangings 09 Wall detail
10 Inner court and building 11 Palace walls 12 Palace walls
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