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Norbulingka Summer Palace

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 09/02/2018 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    In this charming harvest season, are you planning a trip to relax after working so hard for almost a year? If you want to retreat temporarily from the bustling world, maybe Norbulingka Summer Palace is a good choice for you.


    As many people are apt to look for tranquil places that are less commercialized and more isolated nowadays, Norbulingka, with its long history, mysterious culture as well as attractive sceneries in Lhasa, capital of Tibet, is an ideal place for such journey.


    Strolling in the quiet and intoxicating Norbulingka during your spare time is a good way for you to relax yourself in such a busy city life. In a word, whether you are tourists, office workers, housewives or students, make a stop, be lazy for a while, live as simple as you can, and your life will be brighter. 



    Culture aficionados shouldn’t miss the Norbulingka Summer Palace. [Photo/VTIBET.com]



    This two-story building named Takten Mingyur Potrang, known as the New Palace, consists of more than 30 rooms, including bed room, bathroom, chanting room, reception room, meditation room and so forth. The exquisite murals in the palace are well worth visiting. The murals in the northern hall show the kind, calm Sakyamuni and his eight contemplative disciples. Moreover, the murals in the southern hall vividly tell the development of Tibet. [Photo/VTIBET.com]



    Visitors can savor both exquisite architectural style and marvelous murals at the Norbulingka. [Photo/VTIBET.com]



    As one of the earliest palaces in the Norbulingka, Kelsang Potrang was built in 1755 and named after the 7th Dalai Lama Kelsang Gyatso. It has been expanded by successive Dalai Lamas to its present size. [Photo/VTIBET.com] 



    Truzin Potrang was built during the region of the 8th Dalai Lama, this palace enshrines the statue of an Eleven-headed, Thousand-armed and Thousand-eyed Avalokiteshvara as well as Three Buddhas of Longevity and Amitayus. As the reading room for Dalai Lamas, it has a collection of over 3,600 scriptures. [Photo/VTIBET.com]



    Khamsum Zilnon [Photo/VTIBET.com]  



    One of the pleasing and refreshing views in the Norbulingka [Photo/VTIBET.com] 



    Local residents enjoy themselves in the Norbulingka. Open to the public as a park, Norbulingka has become a favorite picnic spot for Tibetan people. [Photo/VTIBET.com] 

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