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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
  • 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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  • They visited two places: Dalai Lama VII, 14 II. It is a feeling as would apply. Oxygen canisters and lighter match was allowed and security checks at the entrance, the water was fine. Photo NG was in the building.
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  • You could walk and interspersed with buildings of past lamas lived, were in good condition, and colored flowers at any time, acre is getting tired. Surprise cinematography of surcharge is running things. I think old, convenient, thank goodness.
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Google
  • 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。