Potala Palace is located on Marpo Ri Hill in Lhasa at an altitude of 3700 meters (12,100 feet). The name Potala had been inspired by Mount Potalaka, said to have been home to Bodhisattva Avanlokitesvara. The palace served as the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the 14th moved to India. The palace is now a museum, its doors open to the general public.
Potala Palace is the landmark also the symbol of Tibet. It is a great giant palace consisting of many towers, houses, chapels, etc. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Potala Palace is the highest place in the world. Because of its amazing architecture style, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful architectural building in the world. The Potala Palace has stood for centuries as a testament to the Tibetan people and their beliefs.
Hundread & Thousands of pilgrims from around the world come every year to pay homage to this grand estate and the symbol it stands for. It is considered to be one of the wonders of the world for its physical structure and its importance in Tibetan history, the Potala Palace is admired by all who visit. The building of the Palace is divided into two- the red palace and the white palace. You would presume, by the colors of the walls. All through the history of the Potala Palace Tibet, the red one has always been used for religious purposes, whereas the white one used for the residence of the Dalai Lamas, and where they control their political issues.