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Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), Lhasa
(4.2/5 based on 180+ 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
  • 以前的DL喇嘛,冬宫是布达拉宫,而夏宫就是这里的罗布林卡了,现在已经成为了一座公园,里面有各种植物,甚至还有动物,也算动物园了。如果有时间可以一逛,没时间放弃也没有关系。 
  • The summer palace does not have the same religious dimension of the other temples and monasteries, but worth a visit especially for the beauty of its gardens, preferably in a sunny day. It is also interesting to know a little more recent constructions, see quarters the past Dalai Lamas, object of the last century, etc. .. well no more pilgrims came there around 14 or 3:00 pm, and it was great to fill that evening.
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  • This is a great and beautiful park, summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. The Park has a Zoo, but it is very sad, little animals and animals are thin and very passive. In this same Park are the residence of the Dalai Lamas, the situation which was still attached to them. There are premises where floats-vehicles, carts, etc. There are small temples, gardens, flowers, etc.
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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。