Potala Palace, Lhasa MG_3689

This amazing palace has the honor of being the highest ancient palace in the world, with its highest point reaching 3,750 meters (12,300 feet) above sea level, towering 100 meters (300 feet) above the city of Lhasa.  It is also considered to be one of the wonders of the world.

A large number of Tibetan monks take residence in the Palace.  Being a house of prayer, it is opened to the public and a daily crowd of pilgrims circle the Palace in prayer.  In addition many well fitted visitors are brave enough to climb around 300 or more stone ramps.  A tedious climb, worth every effort, and especially difficult taking into account the high altitude of this city.

Shot taken from the street.

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This is a two part structures: The Red Palace and the White Palace as seen by the pictures.

Shot after entering the gate.

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