Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden)

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Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden)

Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden)
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Complex consisting of the Dalai Lamas' summer residence. The park consist of palace, nice pond areas and a small onsite zoo. Norbulingka which means ‘treasure garden’ in Tibetan language, is located in the west side of Lhasa, a short distance from the southwest of Potala Palace. It is marked as the world’s highest, largest and best-preserved ancient artificial historical and cultural garden.
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taitaimimi
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Beautiful and peaceful garden !
May 2021 • Family
Beautiful and peaceful garden with bamboos and nice trees. Some nice temples inside. One part is under renovation and should open later. Nice for a walk if some free time in Lhasa.
Written May 9, 2021
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Flo413
Cornwall, UK388 contributions
Visited with group.
Oct 2019
Interesting but I think that we were all overdosed with seeing so many temples in Lhasa. We would have preferred a scenic tour of the area.
Written November 17, 2019
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HBMarkowski
The Hague, The Netherlands1,301 contributions
Ok
Oct 2019 • Friends
This parc or garden is ok but not spectacular. It houses the palace of one of the former D Lama’s which is interesting but quiet small
Written October 7, 2019
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TracyTT_2015
Hong Kong, China726 contributions
Summer palace in Park area
Sep 2019
The place was inside a park really In the city. You cAn have a Nice walk inside for 2-3 hours. Quite relaxing walk but quite crowded with tourists as usual.
Written September 28, 2019
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415katew
London, United Kingdom119 contributions
A pleasant diversion from the city centre
Sep 2019
Take the no 8 bus from the city centre out to Norbulinga. it's essentially a large walled garden with a number of buildings within used, most recently, by the current Dalai Lama before he moved to Dharamsala. Wandering slowly you could spend 2-3 hours here, or whiz round and be out in an hour. There's a small zoo which I didn't visit.
Written September 18, 2019
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Volker
167 contributions
Nice relaxed spot
Jul 2019 • Family
Open wide area with flowers everywhere. Lots of things to see and most interesting with a knowledgeable tour guide. Many room of the summer palace are open and can be visited.
Written July 22, 2019
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KPC7
New York City, NY160 contributions
Pleasant walk
May 2019 • Friends
Pretty and flat, so good for getting used to the altitude. Some interesting things to see inside the palace buildings.
Written May 29, 2019
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ntflady
San Marcos, CA659 contributions
Maybe Another Season
Apr 2019 • Friends
This site and park area would have been much better to see once the trees and flowers started to show their beauty. The area was somewhat interesting but definitely lacked the true beauty late Spring would have added to the area.
Written April 21, 2019
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Paddocks
Hong Kong, China27 contributions
Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama
Oct 2018 • Family
I greatly enjoyed the Dalai Lama's summer palace. The water, flowers and buildings were restful and beautiful.
Written December 6, 2018
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peetajohn
Norton, UK686 contributions
Beautiful Gardens
Oct 2018 • Friends
The "palace" in the centre looked underwhelming but was a very interesting and historical building as the Dali Lama lived here for 3 years before his exile.
The gardens are a modest size but beautiful - I also had the bonus of three young ladies walking there dressed in colourful indigenous dresses.
Historical and lovely. A must-see experience.
Written November 28, 2018
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