Potala Palace Repairs to Complete Late 2009
Published by piksl at 2009/2/12;
A 48-million U.S. dollars preservation project on the Potala Palace, Sagya Monastery and Norbu Lingka Palace, three of the most important relics in Lhasa, Tibet, are expected to be completed late this year.
It was learnt Thursday at a meeting on protection of cultural relics in Tibet Autonomous Region. No exact time for completion of the repair projects was specified at the meeting.
The Potala Palace, built in the seventh century, which was listed on the world cultural heritage list. Norbu Lingka, which means "treasure heaven" in the Tibetan language, was the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, the leader of Tibetan religion. Sagya Monastery, about 4,300 meters above the sea level, houses numerous classical books on Buddhism and precious paintings.
Most of repairing projects for the three sites has almost been completed, while the fire control, lighting, and water supply and drainage systems are expected to be completed in July or August, according to the Regional Cultural Heritage Bureau.
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