Potala Palace, more than 3700 meters above sea level, covering a total area of 36 thousand square meters, 360 meters from east to west, 270 meters from north to south, the main building 13-story, 117 meters, is the world's highest, set palaces, castles and monasteries in one magnificent building.
On 641 AD, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng and Songtsan married. The Potala Palace was built for their living. The Potala Palace is now re-built since the seventeenth century.
Potala Palace's main body construction, its function main minute two major parts, one are Dalai Lama live the daily life and the political activity place, one is all previous dynasties Dalai Lama's tope and each kind of Buddhist temple hall.
The first part mainly concentrates in White House. The White House beginning constructed in 1645, lasted for 8 years, White House high 7, was located 4th central “to handle the Qin summer” (east main hall) the area 717 square meters, supported by 38 big columns, was the Potala Palace biggest palace.
The second part mainly concentrates in the red palace, the red palace constructed in 1690, at that time, the clear Kanghsi emperor also specially sent 100 Chinese from inland, fully, the Mongolian artisans to come into Tibet, the participation expanded Potala Palace this vast project. The red palace main body construction is each kind of hall for worshipping buddha and Dalai Lama's tope.