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The Potala Palace is truly a wonder of the world due to its location, physical structure, and its importance in Tibetan history and religion

The Potala Palace is a Tibetan castle located on Red Hill with an elevation of 3,750 meters  above sea level in Lhasa, the capital of China's Tibet Autonomous Region. It was originally built in 631 AD by Songtsan Gampo (the first king of the Tibet kingdom) as a royal palace as well as a defensive fortress.  It has also been the winter palace residence of the Dalai Lamas during the past dynasties Now it has become an immense religious and administrative complex.

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Thiksey Monastery or Thiksey Gompa, Leh Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India Featured Potala Palace, Lhasa, Southern Tibet Image

Thiksey Monastery or Thiksey Gompa, Leh Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Thiksay Gompa or Thiksay Monastery is a monastery affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located on top of a hill in Thiksey village, approximately 19 kilometres east of Leh in Ladakh, India.It is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and is the largest gompa in central Ladakh, notably containing a separate set of buildings for female renunciates that has been the source of significant recent building and reorganisation

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Songzanlin Temple, Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Zhongdian city( Shangri-La) Featured Potala Palace, Lhasa, Southern Tibet Image

Songzanlin Temple, Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Zhongdian city( Shangri-La)

Songzanlin Temple, Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Zhongdian city( Shangri-La), Yunnan province China not far from Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet

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