Summer Palace Of The Dalai Lamas

Lhasa, Tibet

Norbulingka, meaning Jewel Park, was the Summer Palace complex of the Dalai Lamas. Originally built by the Seventh Dalai Lama in the 18th century, buildings were added over the years by several rulers. The building in this photo was completed in 1957 for the present (Fourteenth) Dalai Lama. He only occupied it for two years, fleeing from here to India in 1959.