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June 17, 2006
From journal Experiencing Buddhism-12,000 Feet Above Sea Level
September 19, 2005
The Summer Palace of the 14th Dalai Lama was built in a fusion style of both Tibetan and Western from 1954-1956. The living quarters were modern in comparison with the Potala Palace, complete with indoor plumbing and bathtub (compliments from the British), imported European furniture, ornate chandeliers and a mysterious box that looked like an antique radio (a gift from India). Photography is not allowed and least you cross the roped areas, there are surveillance cameras in every room watching your every move.
From the Summer Palace, we strolled towards the less grand but nevertheless, pretty grounds of the summer residence of the 8th Dalai Lama. The lake and pavilions formed a quiet oasis from the outside world.
Admission Fee: 60 RMB, separate charge of 10 RMB if you visit the mini zoo.
Opening Hours: 9.30-12.30pm, 3.30-6pm (summer), closed on Sundays.
How to get there: Take a taxi or walk from Barkhor vicinity.
From journal Tibet: Almost Heaven or Hell?