Situated in the western suburbs of Lhasa, Norbulingka
Park was built in the 1740s during the reign of the 7th Dalai Lama.
Later it was renovated and enlarged and became the Dalai Lama's
Traditionally the Dalai Lama would leave the Potala
Palace every spring, and spend the summer in Norbulingka. The Dalai
Lama would handle political affairs and hold festival celebrations
here. Almost half the park’s 3.6 sq km is covered with forest. The
main buildings are the Golden Palace, Sutra Hall and the New Palace,
which was built in 1954.