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Potala Palace  
   

Potala Palace

Of monasteries and markets

August 21st 2017
We meet our little group and De Kye our guide and head off to our first monastary. Drepung Monastery, once home to 10000 monks and the Dali Lama, it was the seat of central government until the 5th Dali Lama built the Potala Palace. After visits to Drepung Monastery, the Jokhang temple and day 2 the Potala Palace and Sera Monastery, I begin to realise that Buddhism, in its various evocations is Ti ... read more
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Tot: 0.691s; Tpl: 0.032s; cc: 13; qc: 48; dbt: 0.0415s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 3; ; mem: 1.4mb