Driving along the beautiful niyang river, Lhasa means “holy land” in Tibetan. It is also the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a place I have been longing for.
Arriving at Lhasa city at 6 PM, the sun is shining high, like the mainland at 3 PM, the plateau is also very close to the day, the sun sets at 9 PM, the “sun city” has personal experience. Lhasa enjoys an annual sunshine time of more than 3,000 hours, which is 1,800 hours more than chengdu, the capital of sichuan province, and 1,100 hours more than Shanghai, China’s largest city in the east.
Car tour Lhasa city, the building is not high, but clean and tidy, the city is not large, but exquisite and orderly, surrounded by mountains on three sides, one side of the river (Lhasa river), feng shui treasure.
“Potala palace is coming.”
The legendary potala palace is about to arrive. Is it really so magnificent and resplinary? Just thinking, the potala palace is like born out of nowhere, the momentum is magnificent to show in front of our eyes, it is not like a towering palace, more like a grand Chinese painting, giving a person unreal feeling, like a dream. The car has passed by, I am still looking back, the potala palace is like a picture in a dream away from us. It stands independently on maburi mountain, overlooking the whole Lhasa city, becoming the symbol of Lhasa, like a shining “pearl on the roof of the world”, enabling people to see it and feel its light in different positions. No wonder the buildings in Lhasa are not high, just to show the “stars and moons” of potala palace.
Night, in the light of the hui Yin, it is like a resplendent and resplendent oil painting, covered with a dream of color.
The next morning, when I opened the window, I was surprised to see the potala palace in the morning light. The sky was full of rosy clouds, making it more magnificent.
Our itinerary today is to visit potala palace and jokhang temple. Potala palace is a castle-style architectural complex, originally built by zampu songtsan gambo of the tubo dynasty to marry princess bhruun and princess wencheng. After reconstruction in the 17th century, it became the winter palace residence of successive dalai lamas and the ruling center of Tibet under theocracy. In 1994, it was listed as a world cultural heritage site. In order to protect it, it was limited to 2,300 tourists per day. 80% of the tickets were allocated to travel companies. In order to catch the time, we took a one-day tour of Lhasa. The tour guide booked tickets for us at 3 PM, so we had to take a guided tour of the museum, the Tibetan medicine base, the yak processing site and the tea market in the morning. When we finally visited the potala palace, our guide asked us whether we would like to take a time-limited tour or not. In order to know more about the potala palace, we all asked for unlimited time. “If so, jokhang temple may not be able to go. In this way, if you go to follow me, I will take you to, if not, I will jokhang temple ticket 85 yuan refund to you. In addition, I will refund you 200 yuan for the entrance fee of potala palace. If you cannot reach the top of the palace physically, you will save 200 yuan. But I hope everyone can go up there and experience the magic culture of the potala palace.” The tour guide said.
“Good ah, travel so many times, tour guide refund money is the first time to meet, novel.” “They said.
“I’ll tell you what’s going on. You make your own decisions. The tour guide’s explanation let us see the quality of tour guides in Lhasa.
Personally visit the potala palace, I looked up, the main construction of the White House and the red palace two parts, the whole palace has the Tibetan style, built on the mountain, the building and the mountain integration, magnificent momentum.
According to the guide, the potala palace was built in the 7th century sontzen gampo period, after the war and the destruction of natural disasters, to consolidate the clerical regime of the fifth dalai lama, the reconstruction of “White House” (live) the dalai lama, in 1690, the first division SangJieJia measures for the construction of spirit of the fifth dalai lama, the expansion of the “red palace” spirit (Buddha hall and the dalai lama temple), and then build the five successive dalai lama jinding and ancillary buildings, until 1936, the dalai lama’s spirit is built, the potala palace is the size of the now.
Potala palace is 3700 meters above sea level. It has 13 floors and 110 meters high. Picking up the ladder, but also feel not easy. “Can you guess what this wall is made of?” “Asked the guide, pointing to the wall of the red palace.
“It’s not like a brick wall. It’s like a stick.” Some people say that.
“It’s not a stick. It’s a hard plant.” “Explained the guide.
I looked carefully and felt it with my hand. It was true.
“Are all the walls used in potala palace like this?” We asked.
“Yes, it is also a miracle in the architectural history of our country.” This kind of building material, environmental protection and durable, warm in winter and cool in summer. Pointing to a skylight in the palace, the guide said, “it is said that this is for princess wencheng to spend the summer.” “Isn’t that equivalent to modern air conditioning?” Someone chimed in.
The White House is the winter palace of the dalai lama and was once the seat of the local government of Tibet. The main building of the red palace is the lingta hall of the dalai lama. There are five lingta of the fifth, seventh, eighth, ninth and thirteenth dalai lamas. The lingta of the fifth is the highest, and its body is covered with gold and filled with all kinds of jewelry and jade. The sixth cangyang gyatso no lingta, his life and death has been a mystery, full of mystery.
The four treasures of Tibet, including heavenly beads, turquoise, red coral and wax, can be seen everywhere in the lingta hall of the potala palace, all of which are priceless treasures. The potala palace is exquisitely designed and laid out, with exquisite murals, colored paintings and wood carvings. It can be called a museum of architectural art and buddhist art.
Viewed from the outside, potala palace is not only a magnificent and magnificent palace, but also a huge picture with a wonderful workmanship. Walk into it, feel it is more like the art palace of human wisdom. It is the pearl on the roof of the world.
Because of lingering in potala palace, there is no time to jokhang temple, only another time. The beauty of potala palace is beyond my ability to express in words. During the day, I delayed the opportunity to shoot the panorama of potala palace because of something. However, I was always dissatisfied when I took time to shoot the panorama of potala palace at night. The night before we left, rong ‘er and I went back to the potala palace to take one last look at it and bid it a silent farewell.
Lhasa also has a special scenery: early in the morning and late in the evening, Lhasa buddhists turn around the potala palace, jokhang temple and other buddhist holy places to worship the Buddha, very devout, this has become a scene in Lhasa, Lhasa people just passed by many will stop to watch. Therefore, Lhasa is famous for its unique folk customs and strong religious color. Tibetan people in the heart of a strong sense of happiness, they think that there are zanba eat, drink butter tea, Buddha can worship, Buddha bless is a kind of happiness, Lhasa is a strong sense of happiness in the city. At the same time, it has won the titles of China’s best tourist city, European tourists’ favorite tourist city, charming city with Chinese characteristics, China’s most secure city and so on.