In October 23, the staff of maintenance department of Potala Palace Administration began to paint the Red Palace. With the end of rainy season in Lhasa, the annual external painting work in Potala Palace has officially begun. It will be painted according to the order of the White Palace, the Red Palace, and the Yellow Palace in Potala Palace.
It is said it is the best time to paint the wall during the period that the rainy season ends and the winter hasn’t arrived, when the paints will not destroyed by the rain.
Unlike other buildings, the paints used to paint the Potala Palace are mainly made of white lime from Yangpacheng, Dangxiong County, Tibet. It is also mixed with milk, ice sugar, honey, brown sugar, etc.
According to the Potala Palace Administration, the raw materials of the paints will be rationally purchased in order to avoid from wasting.
The Potala Palace was built on Mount Mabhuri, whose main part is divided into Red Palace and the White Palace. It is a huge palace-style complex with palaces, temples and the pagoda, with nearly 10,000 houses and covering an area over 130,000 square meters. In 1994, Potala Palace was listed as a world cultural heritage.
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Hello I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.
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