The Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It was built between and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. by Gordon Wiltsie
CHINA/TIBET ~Potala Palace~ High above the capital of Tibet, Lhasa, the Potala Palace complex sits on top of mar-po-ri, the 'Red Mountain'. For centuries, until the chinese occupation of Tibet in it was the government seat and residence of the Dalai Lama.