The Potala Palace in Lhasa

[640],shadow=true,start=13,stop=

The Potala Palace was named after Mount Potala, the abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara. The Potala Palace has in the past served as the chief residence of the Dalai Lama. Today, the Potala Palace is a museum.


Lozang Gyatso, the 'Great Fifth Dalai Lama', started construction of the Potala Palace in 1645 after one of his spiritual advisers, Konchog Chophel (d. 1646), pointed out that the site was ideal, being situated as it is between Drepung and Sera monasteries and the old city of Lhasa. It may overlay the remains of an earlier fortress, called the White or Red Palace, on the site built by Songtsen Gampo in 637.


The building measures 400 metres east-west and 350 metres north-south, with sloping stone walls averaging 3 m in thickness, and 5 m (more than 16 ft) thick at the base, with copper poured into the foundations to help protect it from earthquakes. The thirteen stories, containing over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues, soar 117 metres (384 ft) above the top of Marpo Ri, the "Red Hill", rising more than 300 m (about 1,000 ft) in total above the ground. (based on Wikipedia)

Tibet map

Related Videos

Featured Videos

Three years in China, reflection – from culture shock to realizing that we are basically all the same humanity
The ONLY time for division, is between the positive and the negative. Repeat every night; and every morning. With the Barrett channel ... With LaowaiNiko ... With Jerry Goode ... Bonus film - democracy in China, with Jerry Grey ... With Living in China ... In China, the people are family.
The Harbin 哈尔滨 Snow and Ice Festival 2019
Deconstructing propaganda
How to spot misdirection and hidden agendas; and the techniques used. Mind control is real - it is simply controlling the narrative by controlling what you think you know, by controlling the information and how it is viewed. This is the info war. Once written, this article will cover the following and more : * framing * 'loaded' or emotional words * exaggeration * omission / 'cherry picking' / partial truth * statistics * 'authorities' / 'trusted voices' / consensus (and consent) * false 'balance' * false assumptions * false implications All the ways one can be led to the wrong conclusions and then propagate false memes.
A Voice of China (2)
Begiining with three songs in English : Mad World - Cui TianQi (崔天琪), Yellow - Li WenHui (李文慧), and Still Loving You - Tan XuanYuan (谭轩辕). Plus, Zhang JingYi (张婧懿) - "玫瑰" (Rose - no votes, but beautiful imo); Yao BeiNa (姚贝娜) - "也许明天" (Maybe Tomorrow), July 2013 ### and Taskyn (塔斯肯) - "Dudarai" (Дударай).
Xi’An 西安 scenes …
A visit to the ancient Chinese capital of Xi'An, ShaanXi province ...
‘I remember you’ – China 中国 tour …
Get up, get up, get up (and go). With a cool drum and bass mix, and some snazzy editing ...
DunHuang 敦煌, GanSu province : along the old Silk Road
Explore the beautiful ancient town and surrounding sand-dunes and Buddhist caves with Sticker Travel. The second film shows the Silk Road DunHuang Hotel. DunHuang lies at the eastern end of the old northern Silk Route, from the ancient capital of Xi'An westwards to Kashgar in XinJiang province. The Great Wall was extended westwards to here around 120 BCE during the Han dynasty (202 BCE - 220 AD).
This is beautiful YunNan 云南 …
YunNan province lies in south west China. A two hour special filmed by Alain Claude Pasche ...
The amazing Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡 hike, YunNan province
The awesome ZhongShan 中山 University graduation flash-mob
2016 年中山大学毕业季快闪 Sun Yat-Sen University, also known as ZhongShan University, is a public university in GuangDong, south east China. It was founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, a revolutionary and the founding father of the Republic of China. Don't miss this; the song at 6:00 will melt any frozen heart .
YangShuo, GuiLin and the Li and YuLong rivers, GuangXi province
Chinese New Year CCTV Festival Flashback 2017
Yes, we're still alive ; )

A selection of popular videos

Keyword / tag search :