Lhasa

Lhasa

Tibetan nomads settled in the “City of the Sun,” Lhasa, making it their capital.  Here they built the massive Potala Palace, rising in red, white and gold splendor high above Lhasa, dominating the landscape and watching over every aspect of local life. Embracing Buddhism’s guiding principle of ahimsa, or nonviolence, the Tibetans tried to protect their lands from contact with the rest of the world, but were finally unable to do so.

PUBLISHED: July 17, 2013