Tibet’s Potala Palace reopens to visitorsMarch 26th, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by admin
Lhasa, March 26 (Xinhua) Tibet’s architectural landmark, the Potala Palace, Wednesday reopened to tourists, ten days after it was closed for security reasons following the riots March 14, a palace official said. The palace, built in the seventh century and on the world cultural heritage list, was closed the day after the riots in which 18 civilians and one police officer were killed, said Jampa Gesang, head of the Potala Palace administration office.
He said 24 tourists and 75 Tibetan Buddhism followers visited the palace Wednesday.
The Potala Palace received more than one million tourists in 2007, a 56 percent increase year-on-year.
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