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Zhöl Wall

This is the wall that runs around inner Zhöl (zhol), the village located at the base of the Potala in Lhasa. It has the shape of three sides of a rectangle and runs from the west side of Marpori south, forms a ninety-degree angle and turns east and runs to the edge of inner Zhöl, where it again forms a ninety-degree angle and turns north, running to the east side of Marpori. It separates inner Zhöl from outer Zhöl, and built within it are the west, east, and main Zhöl gates as well as buildings at the corners of the village.

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South face of Potala with wall surrounding Zhöl village in the foreground. Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 1998.131.302 (Potala Palace)

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  • ཞོལ་ལྕགས་རི། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > Zhöl Wall (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
    • > Zhöl Chakri (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
    • > zhol lcags ri (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)

Place ID: F71255

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