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Tibet's Potala Palace undergoes repair

IANS  |  Lhasa 

Tibetan Potala Palace, known for its gold-plated roof, has undergone major repair and polishing work.

The facelift took about a year-and-a-half with 31 million yuan ($4 million) of funding allocated by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, reports

The 1,300-year-old palace in has seven golden peaks on the main building.

Before the repairs, parts of the gold plating were damaged from long-term exposure to wind, sun and rain.

During the repair, workers also improved the safety of the roof's wooden structure and the palace's affiliated buildings.

was built by Tibetan in the seventh century and was expanded in the 17th century.

It received 1.45 million tourists in 2017. The palace was included in the Unesco World Heritage List in 1994.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 14:04 IST
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