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Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), Lhasa

(4.2/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • You can easily walk there from Old Town area or take a taxi. The park is not very big but beautiful. The Summer Palaces are very interesting, you can learn a lot about some historical moments and see ...  more »
  • Built during the 18th. Century by the Seventh Dalai Lama, Norbulingka Palace (also named "The Summer Palace" is an extraordinary Green Shelter within the so dry Lhasa Municipality. Its beauty not only...  more »
  • This is a beautiful area and interesting as to its history Andes the summer palace of the Dali Lamas and subsequent escape from the cultural revolution and Chinese invasion. Easy to walk and see the v...  more »
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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。