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Tibet is one of the five autonomous regions in China. It is located in Qingzang Plateau in southwest of China. Having an average elevation o more than 4000 m, it earns the name of the roof of the world.
Tibet is the least populated region in China. Tibetans are the major residents here. Tibetans believe in Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetans are very passionate and enthusiastic people, good at dancing and singing.
Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet, with a history of more than 1300 years.
Potala palace is located in Tibet China, situated on Lhasa’s Marpo Ri (Red Hill) and lies at an altitude of over 3700 meters.
The construction of the Potala palace began in the 7th century AD, Songtsen Gampo, the then Tibetan King, is said to have begun construction of this palace. It was expanded and enlarged numerous times by later kings.
Due to the war, most of the Lhasa’s ancient buildings were destroyed. In the 17th century AD, the Qing government officially conferred the fifth Dalai Lama with the title of Tibet’s political and religious leader, and reconstruction of the Potala Palace was begun. Thereafter, successive Dalai Lamas undertook efforts to expand its construction, resulting in the grand scale of the Potala palace that we see today.
The Potala Palace became one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1994.