7 unknown facts about the place where Dalai Lama lived
Potala Palace is a museum, located in Lhasa, which comes under Tibet Autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China.
We bring to you some very interesting facts about it.
Read on to find out.
-The highest palace in the world, Potala Palace stands on top of Red Hill, at over an amazing 3,500 meters above sea level.
-The palace was recently named one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World” by the American television show Good Morning America and the newspaper USA Today.
-Potala Palace was named after Mount Potala, the abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara.
-The site was used as a meditation retreat by King Songtsen Gampo, prior to his marriage.
-It was in 637 that King Songtsen Gampo built the first palace there, in order to greet his bride Princess Wen Cheng, of Tang Dynasty of China.