Potala Palace, a UNESCO world heritage site and the iconic structure of Lhasa was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama. Major uprising and turmoil in 1959 led the Dalai Lama to leave the country and take refuge in India, and the Palace was converted to a Museum by the government. Lots of history though the years, destructions of the structure in part because of the turmoil of the China’s Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and restoration conducted by 1980. It is a very impressive and beautiful white and red building.
This shot was taken from my hotel window at night
Potala Palace – Day Shot, Lhasa, MG_3672
A different outlook during a sunny bright morning hour with the impressive mountain background again from my hotel window.