The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Entering Tibet you feel as though you've entered an entirely different world. The traditional Tibetan culture remains strong and central to the region despite economic development and migration of other Chinese ethnic groups to Lhasa.
CHINA/TIBET ~Potala Palace~ High above the capital of Tibet, Lhasa, the Potala Palace complex sits on top of mar-po-ri, the 'Red Mountain'. For centuries, until the chinese occupation of Tibet in it was the government seat and residence of the Dalai Lama.