Day 4: Lhasa (3rd day) August 24th 2006 The local tour agency in the end managed to get us slots to visit Potala in the morning. It was nice to know that they do try to deliver what they presented in the itinerary despite the strict rules imposed.
Potala palace, originally built by King Songsten Gampo, consists of the White palace and Red palace. The White ... read more
Asia » China » Tibet » Lhasa For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more