The Potala palace in Lhasa. Tibet is located on what is called the red Hill and was built by King Songtseen Gampo during the seventh century. It was struck by lightning and devastated by war which led its destruction. However, the fifth Dalai Lama, in 1645, rebuilt the palace again. Since then, it has become the political center of Tibet. The Potala Palace is comprised of two main structures: a white cluster of buildings dedicated to spiritual affairs and a red central zone reserved for ministerial tasks. The iconic Potala Palace is known for its complex construction, massive buildings, peaceful atmosphere as well as for its numerous works of art.
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