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Is the Potala palace sinking, set for closure?

October 20, 2018 12:47 am0 comments
Is the Potala palace sinking, set for closure?

(TibetanReview.net, Oct19, 2018) – The Chinese government administrators of the Potala Palace in Tibet’s capital Lhasa have denied online rumours that the over 1,300-year-old palace will be closed in 2020 due to building subsidence. This could mean, however, that the centuries-old winter residence of the Dalai Lamas is indeed, in […]

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China opens second visitor route in the Potala to accommodate surging tourist numbers

July 24, 2018 6:42 pm0 comments
China opens second visitor route in the Potala to accommodate surging tourist numbers

(TibetanReview.net, Jul24, 2018) – Though constructed centuries ago with timber and clay and therefore fragile, China has decided to open a new route for visitors within Tibet’s Potala Palace, a UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site, to let in an ever-surging number of tourists. “We usually receive about 2,000 tourists a day, […]

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Tibetan man disappeared after holding lone protest before Potala Palace

February 1, 2018 11:21 pm0 comments
Tibetan man disappeared after holding lone protest before Potala Palace

(TibetanReview.net, Feb01, 2018) – China is suspected to have taken into custody a 56-year-old Tibetan man in Tibet’s capital Lhasa after he staged a protest on Jan 28, shouting protests against Chinese rule. Lodoe Gyatso, also known as Sogkhar Lodoe, was said to have disappeared after that protest which took […]

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