Potala Palace's Repairs Finished
By Mei Manuel, November 09, 2018 20:11 PM
On Thursday, Xinhua reported that Tibet's most important heritage site, Potala Palace, is now fully repaired thanks to a face-lift that started a year and a half ago.
The repair project had a 31 million yuan funding appropriated by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.
The 1,300-year-old palace has seven golden peaks on the main building. However, due to natural elements and the weather patterns in the region, parts of the gold plating in the roof were damaged.
During the repair, workers also improved the safety of the roof's wooden structure and the palace's affiliated buildings.
Potala Palace was built by Tibetan King Songtsa Gambo in the seventh century and was expanded in the 17th century. It received 1.45 million tourists in 2017 and it is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
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