At an altitude of 12,100 feet, the Potala Palace in the Lhasa Valley of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, is the highest palace in the world.
Where Is The Potala Palace?
The Potala Palace, the world’s highest palace, is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region. It is located at an altitude of 12,100 feet from sea level on the “Red Hill” in the Lhasa Valley. It served as the residence of the Dalai Lama, the chief authority of Tibetan Buddhism until the 14th Dalai Lama was forced to flee to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. The Potala Palace is currently promoted by the Chinese government as a tourist site. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
History Of The Potala Palace
The Potala Palace that we see today was erected at the site of another ancient palace.