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Palace and temple of Norbulingka

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The Norbulingka is located on the coast of the river Cuico, at a distance of one kilometer from the least-known in Lhasa of Potala Palace. Currently, the Palace is a Grand temple complex that includes the Park area and other buildings. The erection of buildings was begun in 1740-ies in a fairly remote area with picturesque natural landscapes. The Dalai Lama's seventh loved to walk among these landscapes, so he soon wished to build a unique Palace. For centuries in the Norbulingka are the Buddhist important religious and festive events, and since 2001, the attraction included in the cultural heritage list of UNESCO and is guarded by the state.

The total area of the Palace and the Park space is about 36 hectares, which indicates krupnomasshtabnogo project. Today it is the largest garden complex in China. The locals call Norbulinka "gem" that is justified, so the external beauty of the Palace impresses visitors, and the Park is home to many green spaces, flower beds and rare species of other plants.

Norbulingka consists of several buildings built in different periods. Three-storey Palace Kelsang Potrang, which is a huge number of sanctuaries, libraries and bedrooms were built in honor of the seventh Dalai Lama. The eighth Dalai Lama has perpetuated the memory of their deeds in the Palace Takil Potrang. Especially popular among tourists is the pavilion Khamsum, Calnon, where the Dalai Lama usually listened to music in the rare moments of rest. Daily Norbulingka is visited by over 2,000 tourists to get acquainted with traditional Chinese culture and imbued with the true spirit of Buddhism.