The site was used as a meditation retreat by King Songtsen Gampo, who in 637 built the first palace there in order to greet his bride Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang Dynasty of China.Lozang Gyatso, the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, started the construction of th read more...
In ancient times the ancestors of the present Tibetans lived along the both sides of the Yarlung Tsangpo River. In the 6th century the chieftain of the Yarlung tribe conquered several nearby tribes to become king. He was known as Zanpu (king), and establi read more...
The Tibet Museum is located in the southeast corner of Norbu Lingka, Lhasa city. It covers an area of 23,508 square meters (5.8 acres) including the exhibition area of 10,451 square meters (2.6 acres). The museum is equipped with modern facilities to ensu read more...
I. The Consistent Stand Taken by the Successive Chinese Central Governments towards the Sovereignty over Tibet after the Revolution of 1911The Republic of China was founded in 1911 when the rule of the Qing Dynasty was overthrown by the Revolution of 1911 read more...