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Potala Palace

As you stand and contemplate this massive, beautiful yet forbidding structure, it is evident its construction was no ordinary undertaking, but one that has bequeathed to the world one of its most unique architectural treasures.

In 1645, the Fifth Dalai Lama (1645-1693), feeling confined at Drepung Monastery, ordered a construction that would accommodate his new role as both a religious and political leader. Copper was poured into the palace foundations, and it is said that so much earth was used that a lake was made from the pit created.

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