Monuments: The Potala of Lhasa

Peter Allen looks at the Palace of Potala in lhasa, Tibet.

The Potala of Lhasa is one of the largest buildings in the world and in its setting one of the most striking. Planted foursquare on the top of a rocky hill in the valley of the Kyi Chu river it dominates the town and the surrounding flat lands yet at the same time it is framed and enhanced by the fIanking hil1s 5,000 or 6,000 feet higher which stand back from it by a few miles.

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