One of the seven wonders of the world the Potala Palace means the Buddha's Hill and is known as the house of Chenrizig (Dalai Lama). It began as a small temple built by King Songsten Gompo but was destroyed by lightening. The 5th Dalai Lama began rebuilding it and asked he regent not to announce his death until it was completed. they had a double play the role of Dalai Lama until all thirteen stories were finished representing the thirteen levels of heaven.


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