Norbulingka Summer Palace Lhasa
Lhasa Summer Palace is the popular name of Norbulingka, which in Tibetan means "Treasure Park". Among artificial gardens, Norbulingka is the biggest, the best scenic and the most historic one in Tibet. Nowadays, it is the public park for local people.
At the coming of every summer, Dalai Lamas handled official business in Norbulingka, not in Potala Palace. After over two hundred years of extension, Norbulingka has a large area of 360, 000 square meters including 374 rooms.
The important program is to watch Tibetan operas in Norbulingka to celebrate Shoton Festival. From the early morning to 5 p.m., different Tibetan operas are mounted, which lasted for one week. Among all Tibetan operas of the whole year in Tibet, the Tibetan opera in Norbulingka to celebrate Shoton Festival has the best performers and the most interesting stories.
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Dongphu Chukhor Monastery
Dezong Hot Springs
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