At the rooftop of the Potala Palace

Tibet, its landscape and its culture

Among Wolfgang's albums



  • Bodnath Kathmandu Nepal is one of Tibetan souls

    Bodnath isn't located in Tibet, but its Tibetan culture Bodnath, also called Boudhanath or Baudhanath or the Khāsa Caitya is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in the area of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is known as Khāsti by Newars as Bauddha or Bodh-nāth by mod…

  • Zhongdian Songzanlin Monastery

    In 1679, Dalailama chose this place by divination, and it went on to become the uppermost public place in Yunnan which features the particular local characteristics. Annually, the Gedong Festival is celebrated here by the Tibetans. Pious believers, with t…

  • Lhasa monks debating inside the Sera Monastery

    As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating traditions in the Sera Monastery are unique among the three famous monasteries in Lhasa. Debates are cond…


  • Stupa at the Namtso Lake Tibet

    Namtso Lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region was selected as one of the five most beautiful lakes in China by Chinese National Geography magazine. Namtso Lake's touching beauty should not be missed by any traveler who visits Tibet. Its purity and solemnness…

  • Yak bull nearby the Namtso Lake Tibet

    Summer is the best time for Namtso Lake. Wild yaks, hares and other wild animals leisurely look for food along the expansive lake shores; countless migratory birds fly here to lay eggs and feed their young; sometimes lovely fishes in the lake jump out of…

  • Barkhor Square in front of the Jokhang Monastery

    Barkhor Square, the approach to the complex taken by most tourists today. The sky shows a dramatic spectacle. It is a large plaza built in 1985. The clockwise barkhor circumambulation is close to Johkang Temple, which is a permanent stea. There are totall…


  • Lhasa Norbulingka Summer Palace

    Norbulingka, meaning 'Treasure Park' in Tibetan, is situated in the western suburb of Lhasa City, at the bank of the Kyichu River, about one km southwest of Potala Palace. The garden covers an area of 360,000 square meters, with 374 rooms inside. It is th…

  • Lhasa and the Potala

    The Potala Palace rises a further 170 meters and is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet. Early legends concerning the rocky hill tell of a sacred cave, considered to be the dwelling place of the Bodhisattva Chenresi (Avilokiteshvara), that w…

  • The Holy Kailash in Tibet

    Start the Kora around the Kailash (the Kora is the holy way around the mountain) Barely a century ago, Mt. Kailash (6,658m) was shrouded in mystery. This holiest of sacred mountains was once only a myth to the outside world. Assumed to lie somewhere betw…


  • Tibetan boys in the village

    The boys enjoyed getting pencil and pen for their school. Although the location of this village was in Tibetan territory before, the influence of the Chinese is fixed for the future.

  • Songzanlin Monastery

    The monastery is full of treasures. There are a lot of golden figures of Buddha josses, golden lamps, Tibetan lections, silver censers and so on. All of these are wonderful collections accumulated from each dynasty. They are precious productions made by p…

  • Landscape on the way to Zhongdian

    This part was the most south eastern Tibet territory before and is now belong to the Yunnan province in China. The landscape still keeps its beauty.


  • Tibetan woman in a village near Zhongdian


  • View to the Songzanlin Monastery complex

    Between 700 to 800 Tibetan monks now leaving in this monastery complex.

  • Wall paintings inside the Songzanlin Monastery

    it was unbeliveable that inside the monastery we discovered two oversized pictures of the Highnes The 14th Dalaih Lama and many pilgrims took meditation and respect gestures in front of the images. An other picture shows the last Punchen Lama who also is…


  • Ganden Monastery near Lhasa

    Monks return back to Ganden Monastery. The Monastery is located on Wangbur Mountain, on the southern bank of Lhasa River in Tagtse County, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Lhasa City. It stands at an altitude of 3,800 meters (12,467 feet) above sea level! Ga…

  • At the rooftop of the Potala Palace

    I came to the Potala the second time two years later in Aug. 2007. It isn't allowed anymore to climb to Potalas rooftop, this capture is unique.

  • Pilgrims step in the Toling Monastery

    the Toling Monastery in Western Tibet was destroyed completly during the Chinese invasion and rebuilt during the last ten years for the program to reset the Tibetian culture (in the Chinese way)


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