Inside Lhasa, The Forbidden City: An old city in Tibet was hidden for thousands of years from the gawking eyes of foreign media and tourists! Today, Lhasa is considered a tourists’ haven, for the majestic Potala Palace, ancient Buddhist traditions, surreal landscapes and greater architecture.
A forbidden city during primeval time, Lhasa was completely inaccessible by the foreigners. News journalists and photographers could never make it inside the city despite crossing the border and entering Tibet.
The 5th Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso (1617–1682), unified Tibet and, in 1642, moved the center of his administration to Lhasa, which thereafter became both the religious and political capital. In 1645, the reconstruction of the Potala Palace began on Red Hill.
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