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Potala Palace will be closed to ensure people’s safety

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 01/29/2020 Editor : Tenzin Woebom



    Situated on an altitude of 3,700 meters above the sea level on the top of Marpo Ri (red hill) in the center of Lhasa city, Potala Palace, with its long history and unique architectural style as well as its special value for study social history, culture, religion of Tibet, has been a world-famous attraction. [Photo/VTIBET.com]


    The Potala Palace in Tibet Autonomous Region will be shut down from Jan. 27 until further notice in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, local authorities said recently. VTIBET.com reported.


    The Potala Palace, a local landmark, is a model of ancient architecture and home to over 100,000 pieces of cultural relics.



    Hailed as "bright pearl at the roof of the world", Potala Palace is always a must-visited place for tourists who come to Tibet. [Photo/VTIBET.com]


    The current Potala Palace in Tibet's regional capital, Lhasa, covers an area of over 130,000 square meters, and its main building Red Palace reaches 115,703 meters in height, which is a great palace with stupa halls, audience halls, lhakangs, chambers, administration offices, senior seminaries, dratsangs, courtyards and corridors.


    Potala Palace was listed as one of the first batch of key cultural relics protection units in 1961 and selected as UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.



    The Potala Palace, a World Heritage site in Lhasa, China's Tibet Autonomous Region, announced an unscheduled closure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

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