Norbulingka Park located in the western suburbs of Lhasa was the summer home of the Dalai Lama. The sprawling grounds cover an area of over 360,000 square meters and have over 374 rooms making it the largest garden in Tibet. The area used to be an uninhabited area that the seventh Dalai Lama used to enjoy visiting, and as a result, a local magistrate had a palace built in the area. Construction began in the 1740s and over the following centuries, many additions and renovations took place. The park consists of several palace complexes, water features, gardens, and pavilions. The Migyur Potrang, built-in 1954, is well known for its exquisite murals and should not be missed by visitors. In 2001, the Norbulingka Park was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.
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