LHASA TIBET OCT 2010
Our trip was organized and guided through:
Access Tibet Tour & Service Co., Ltd
A big “Thank You” to Violet, who put up with our many back-and-forth emails to plan the short trip, and made sure all the paperwork and permits were obtained and arrived to us in time.
Also a big “Thank You” to Nema, our marvellous guide for the time we were in Lhasa. He was very knowledgable about the historic buildings and the religious context.
At the time we went, foreigners needed to obtain a travel permit and be accompanied by a guide. This was arranged by Access Tibet Tour Service, and they also made sure that they applied for the travel permit (which could only happen 10 days before arrival) and sent the permits to our preceding stop, our hotel in Xi’an.
THE POTALA PALACE
A UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lama since about 600AD.
Potala floor plan
1. Outer stepped ramps
2. Storage building for giant thangkas
3. Main public entrance
4. Southern bastion
5. White Palace outer courtyard
6. White Palace Assembly Hall
7. Red Palace Main Assembly Hall
8. Funeral chapel of the 5th Dalai Lama
9. Funeral chapel of the 13th Dalai Lama
10. Cave of Songsen Gampo
11. Quarters of the Namgyal Monastery monks
12.Red Palace outer courtyard
13. Red Palace Entrance
The complete Gallery –
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