Norbulingka is situated in the western suburb of Lhasa City, two kilometers west of Potala Palace. It is the biggest man-made garden in Tibet.
Norbulingka used be a roaly garden for spending summer time and handling political affairs. This place was first built by the 7th Dalai Lama about 18th century. This park covers an area of 360,000 square meters, with the rooms 374 inside.
This area used to be wasteland with animals. After expansions and renovations, it is now a park open to the public.
There are many palace complexes in this park, such as the Kelsang Potrang, Tsokyil Potrang, Golden Linka and Takten Migyur Potrang.
On July 1 of Tibetan calendar, the Shotun Festival is holding in this park. The park is full of people who come to celebrate the festival.