The Potala was saved by a Chinese general who appreciated it's cultural value and prevented the ransacking of the interior. Walking round the Potala you simply can't imagine the scale of what was has been lost elsewhere. The irony is that the place is packed with Chinese tourists.

 

Tibet and Nepal - Photos: Llasa: Potala, Barkhor, Jokhang

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