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Norbulingka Park

Overview

Norbulingka ,situated in the west side of Lhasa at the bank of the Kyichu River about one km southwest of Potala Palace.. Norbulingka meaning “Treasure Park” has an area of about 360,000 square meters with 374 rooms inside is regarded as the biggest man-made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region.



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Situated in the west side of Lhasa, close to the southwest Potala Palace, The Norbulingka Park means Treasure Park in Tibetan language, covers an area of 36 hectares (89 acres) and is considered to be the largest man made garden in Tibet area. 

The Norbulingka Pak Norbulingka Park was the summer home of the 13th and the 14th Dalai Lamas. in 1950, a number of buildings were damaged, but in 2003, Chinese government started the renovation work to restore some of the damaged structures, the flower gardens and the lakes.


During the famous Shaton Festival, there will be an annual ceremony held at Norbulinka Park. The weeklong festival is good chance for eating and drinking, with the Tibetan opera performances, different opera troupes of Tibet will perform at the park.  During the summer and autumn months, the parks in Tibet, including the Norbulinga, become the site of entertainment with dancing, singing, music and festivities.