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    The Potala Palace, Lhasa, China

    Monday, December 7, 2009

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    The Potala Palace, Lhasa, China
    Potala’s Palace the fortress on the Hill top. The Potala Palace endures to be the symbol of Tibet’s and China’s legacy of history, art, culture and its religion. It prevailed from being a palace, then a monastery, a prison of one time to eternity of being the state museum. The Potala Palace, on the roof of the Jokhang, is Tibet's largest building and one of the most spectacular structures in the world. The Potala Palace has been converted into the state museum by the Chinese government after the invasion in1959. Before that it was the winter house for the Tibet’s Dalai Lama. Recently it got declared as one of the New Seven Wonders of the world by the television show Good Morning America and Newspaper USA Today. Also a popular Tourist attraction it’s pronounced and  [...]

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    “House Of The Lord”- Jokhang Temple

    Monday, December 7, 2009

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    “House Of The Lord”- Jokhang Temple
    Jokhang Temple is commonly known as the "House of the Lord". The temple is situated in Lhasa. It is stated as one of the most sacred sites in Tibet. A huge number of people following Tibetan Buddhism as well as national and international tourists are attracted to the temple. Every year annually a Great Prayer festival is been hosted in the temple attracting crowds of prostrating Tibetan pilgrims and curious foreign tourists every year. Panchen Llamas and Dalai Lama’s commencement ceremony also take place in the Temple. Location The temple has four floors. The area covered by the temple is around 25,000 sq. meters. The temple is located in the center of Lhasa city. The temple shows influence of India, China and Nepal. History King Songsten Gampo founded the temple in AD 647. The king  [...]

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