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Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden)

No.21 Luobulinka Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
+86 891 682 2644
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Complex consisting of the Dalai Lamas' summer residence. The park consist of palace, nice pond areas and a small onsite zoo. Norbulingka which means ‘treasure garden’ in Tibetan language, is located in the west side of Lhasa, a short distance from the southwest of Potala Palace. It is marked as the world’s highest, largest and best-preserved ancient artificial historical and cultural garden.
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  • Average16%
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No.21 Luobulinka Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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"summer palace"
in 55 reviews
"dalai lama"
in 44 reviews
"meditation room"
in 3 reviews
"pleasant walk"
in 2 reviews
"flowering plants"
in 2 reviews
"peaceful place to visit"
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"palace built"
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"potala palace"
in 20 reviews
"beautiful murals"
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"a unesco world heritage site"
in 3 reviews
"other attractions"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
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"guided tour"
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"traditional tibetan"
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"walk around"
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"cultural revolution"
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"park"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had opportunity to spend afternoon here on day of annual Yogurt festivak. Great chance to see local culture- families picknicking and playing games. Best part was Tibetsn opera that was live and free in the park - but very difficult to get close to b...More

Thank BostonBostonGirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite interesting to visit. Has many historical rooms to visit in the palace, private rooms of the Dalai Lama. Not as impressive as the monasteries or the Potala. At the entrance you can rent an electric car to do the visit, since it...More

Thank seasonedvisitor
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 14 visited the UNESCO World Heritage site, Norbulingka Palace, on 9th June 2018. After purchasing the tickets (60 CNY per person), we passed through the security to enter the vast garden surrounding the Palace. Our guide told us that this park, at...More

Thank Seevali D
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

.. than the Potala Palace. Strongly recommend visiting - it's easy to fit in around the more hectic visits of the Jokhang Monastery and Potala Palace; all can easily be done in a day if you purchase a ticket for the Potala just around lunchtime.

Thank LMilich
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Must see! Beautiful gardens, grounds and buildings. Summer palace that was enjoyed by the Dalai Lama before he fled in 1959. Very serene place, very beautiful, clean, peaceful...a must see while in Lhasa!

Thank Jeffrey A
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is the summer palace of the Dala Lama. This is the place you should visit if you can not acclimate to Lhasa. There is a bus (extra cost) that will take you from sight to sight. There is also a Tibet opera at 11...More

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I read through the other reviews, and I have the same sentiments as the others. The Summer Palace was added on by just about every Dala Lama. It was very peaceful, due to lack of tourists. We got there early, and we were the only...More

Thank lsiak01
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Norbulingka is a palace and surrounding park built in 1755. It served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780's up until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959. It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has...More

Thank Judi L
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A very relaxing place to visit whilst in Lhasa, the gardens which are huge have many trees, poor grass and hardly any flowers. This place should be a showpiece but fails miserably, such a let down.

Thank Roadnight2014
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

One of the things not to be missed while you are in Lhasa. Specially built as summer palace for his holiness to enjoy the warmth. Pretty spacious and lots of palaces built by various Dalai lamas for their own residential area. The stuffs used by...More

Thank Tashi S
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