Potala Palace: Lhasa, Tibet. This building served as the residence of the Dalai Lama, as well as a monastery, mausoleum and governmental offices. That all changed in 1959, when the People's Liberation Army of China ousted the Dalai Lama and took control of Tibet and the palace. Sad.
Lhasa street scene. Lhasa is the administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. At an altitude of 11,450 ft., it is one of the highest cities in the world. Lhasa has many significant Tibetan Buddhist sites.