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Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), Lhasa

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Historic Site
The summer palace of Dalai Lamas and a World Heritage Site, Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden) features 374 mansions and classical Tibetan gardens. Spanning some 36 hectares (89 acres) and considered the greatest man-made garden in Tibet, it was built in 1755 on a hot springs spot. The palace features highly scenic and intricate garden designs with ponds, as well as a mini-zoo with bears, lions, and monkeys. Feast your eyes on the flower patterns and nuances, matched only by the brightly colored facades and ornaments on the pavilions and shrines. Stroll along paved paths and stone bridges by yourself, or consider hiring an informative guide to explain the rich history behind the buildings and sculptures. Using our world travel planner, Lhasa attractions like Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Nobulingka is a beautiful place, like everything in Lhasa. The Norbulingka Palace, literally "The jewel of the Park", is a Palace and its surrounding park, in Lhasa, in Tibet. The Palace was used as the traditional summer residence of successive Dalai Lamas since the year 1780 until the occupation of the country by the people's Republic of China. It is very relaxing to stroll through the gardens. Currently it is part of the list of world heritage of UNESCO. I advise your visit.
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  • Just wide. Many local people and come to exactly hit the Festival, there were features such as dancing. Costumes of the local people are very attractive, & photos. Saw a very beautiful and fantastic Palace, Palace and gardens are decorated with flowers. It is important when going.
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  • For the winter tourist season, tourists are extremely sparsely populated, the silence was wrapped. The Dalai Lama which has extensive grounds 7 is from the summer palace. I felt it would be invigorating atmosphere and many trees, summer.
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  • not worth visiting with such a high price and such few sights.
  • Must visit while in lhasa. When in Lhasa take one free day and spent it in the garden
  • Nice
  • Historical place to visit.
  • 不错的地方。