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Potala Palace

The seventeenth-century palace built in Lhasa on Red Hill (dmar po ri) by the Fifth Dalai Lama and his regent, Desi Sanggyé Gyatso.

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Seen from the roof of Sera Monastery

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  • Buddhism > No Sectarian Affiliation (650 - 1650; 1650)
  • Physical Structure-Related & Organizational Events > Construction (1645)
  • Physical Structure-Related & Organizational Events > Construction (1682)
  • Building dimensions > Stories: 13
  • Physical Structure-Related & Organizational Events > Founding: by Songtsen Gampo (srong btsan sgam po) (650)
  • Potala (Sanskrit, Latin script, Original)
    • > པོ་ཏ་ལ། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Transcription-Sanskrit-to-Tibetan Transcription)
      • > Potala Palace (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
      • > Potala (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
      • > po ta la (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
      • > པོ་ཏཱ་ལ། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Alt Spelling-Variant Spelling)
        • > Potala (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
        • > po tA la (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
      • > རྩེ་ཕོ་བྲང་པོ་ཏ་ལ། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Alt Spelling-Expansion)
        • > Tsé Podrang Potala (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
        • > rtse pho brang po ta la (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
        • > རྩེ་ཕོ་བྲང་པོ་ཏཱ་ལ། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Alt Spelling-Variant Spelling)
          • > Tsé Podrang Potala (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
          • > rtse pho brang po tA la (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
          • > rtse pho brang po t'a la (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-Tibet Heritage Fund System of Tibetan Transcription)
        • > རྩེ་ཕོ་བྲང་། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Alt Spelling-Contraction)
          • > Tsé Podrang (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
          • > rtse pho brang (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
        • > ཕོ་བྲང་པོ་ཏ་ལ། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Alt Spelling-Contraction)
          • > Potala Palace (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
          • > Podrang Potala (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
          • > pho brang po ta la (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
          • > 布达拉宮 (Tibetan, Simplified Chinese Characters, Transcription-Tibetan-to-Chinese Transcription)
            • > Budala gong (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-Pinyin Transcription)
      • > རྩེ་པོ་ཏ་ལ། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Alt Spelling-Expansion)
        • > Tsé Potala (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
        • > rtse po ta la (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • > རི་བོ་གྲུ་འཛིན། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Translation)
      • > Riwo Drundzin (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
      • > ri bo gru 'dzin (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
  • ཕོ་བྲང་དམར་པོ། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > Red Palace (Tibetan, Latin script, Translation)
    • > Podrang Marpo (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
    • > pho brang dmar po (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)

Place ID: F16408

GB Code - Ryavec: 540101101

Tibet Heritage Fund Lhasa Building ID: AA

Lhasa Atlas ID: 316

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