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Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden)

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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...more
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No.21 Luobulinka Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One or two really beautiful buildings formerly used by the Dali Lama, this is now a (relatively) quiet park with commercial amenities. Not really an outstanding historic site.

Thank bahjr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit Tibet once you entry to the winter palace -Potala palace ,if you not visit the Norbulinka ,this is not a prefect Tibet trip ,because ,the two palace is same important for Tibet ,also those two a UNESCO world culture heritage sights.

Thank tibetanstravel
Reviewed 10 September 2018

the Norbulinka is one of the beautiful garden for the summer when the generation of the Da laia lama do the meditaion period from 18 centuries.

Thank mytourin
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We really liked the place around Norbulinka. Its a beautiful Garden, with many collerful Flowers, tiny temples and smiling people.

Thank Susanne H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Norbulingka is a pleasant attraction. The beautiful trees and long walks are excellent. One can see the palaces inhabited by the Dalai Lamas of the past. It reminded me of scenes from the movie KunDun

Thank svsashank
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Had opportunity to spend afternoon here on day of annual Yogurt festivak. Great chance to see local culture- families picknicking and playing games. Best part was Tibetsn opera that was live and free in the park - but very difficult to get close to b...More

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 7 August 2018

It is quite interesting to visit. Has many historical rooms to visit in the palace, private rooms of the Dalai Lama. Not as impressive as the monasteries or the Potala. At the entrance you can rent an electric car to do the visit, since it...More

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Our group of 14 visited the UNESCO World Heritage site, Norbulingka Palace, on 9th June 2018. After purchasing the tickets (60 CNY per person), we passed through the security to enter the vast garden surrounding the Palace. Our guide told us that this park, at...More

Thank Seevali D
Reviewed 10 July 2018

.. than the Potala Palace. Strongly recommend visiting - it's easy to fit in around the more hectic visits of the Jokhang Monastery and Potala Palace; all can easily be done in a day if you purchase a ticket for the Potala just around lunchtime.

Thank LMilich
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Must see! Beautiful gardens, grounds and buildings. Summer palace that was enjoyed by the Dalai Lama before he fled in 1959. Very serene place, very beautiful, clean, peaceful...a must see while in Lhasa!

Thank Jeffrey A
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