Saturday, May 22, 2010
Potala Palace / Tibet - China
Another Chinese UNESCO WHS from baiqitun for Turkey X World RR, Group 39. It shows the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of Tibet. It has been a UNESCO site since 1994. The palace was named after Mount Potala. It was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India, after an invasion and failed uprising in 1959. Today the Potala Palace has been converted into a museum by the Chinese government.