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Tips in Lhasa

China Today,October 23, 2017 Adjust font size:


Located southwest of the Potala Palace, Chakpori is one of Tibet’s holy mountains. The temple on its summit is regarded as the birthplace of Tibetan medicine. To its east are well-preserved stone grottoes built more than 1,000 years ago, which house statues of Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wencheng, and six-character mantras and inscriptions have been carved in various calligraphic styles on the mountainside. Chakpori is the best vantage point for shots of the Potala Palace, especially at dawn when it is illuminated by the sun’s first rays.

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