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Monument Imperial Pacification of Tibet

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Address: Longwang Lake Park, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Beautiful Surrounding Park But Somewhat a Slap To Tibetan Culture

This is a very beautiful & picturesque park and a huge square (typical China) of which I am told not popular among the local Tibetan people as it is a monument to recognize the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

A short walk from the front of Potala Palce, the monument is a modernist granite obelisk set in a large square, not particularly noteworthy except it does offer a good view of Potala Palace, which ironically offers in turn (during the climb up) the best views of the monument.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is a very beautiful & picturesque park and a huge square (typical China) of which I am told not popular among the local Tibetan people as it is a monument to recognize the liberation (as the Chinese Government would have you believe) of the Tibetan people from the Dalai Lama.

Thank LJBevensII
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

You see this monument of imperialism passing by but the real picture you get from the Potala palace. It tells what it is all about today.

Thank jusaja
Perth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

China built this Square right in front of the Potala Palace. Was this intended to make the Tibetan people succumb.It is large and imposing. A throw back to the Cultural Revolution.

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

when we reach the Monument imperial its very hot and the sun shine we take picture as a group and while we try to jump as high as you can. when we take one hour for taking picture the background the palace was behind. Its a good photo and a great view you dont want to at night. Because you... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

We drove past this monument several times during the day, but a visit at night was quite pretty. As well as the monument itself, There is coloured lighting in the fountain, and it is also a great vantage point to get a look at Potala Palace at night too. Like many attractions around lhasa, there is a large police presence... More 

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Seoul, Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

...however this is a great spot to take photos of the Potala Palace. Also, at sunset crowds gathered in Potala Square start dancing in a huge circle at this time as well in front of the monument and its fountains. A rather surreal experience that reminded me (as did the monument itself) of North Korea. Worth visiting at that time... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Located in front of Potala Palace, I think for tourist, there is nothing interesting to see this monument, except for someone who want to know what the meaning of it & its history. But this area is a good place to have some afternoon relax walk, there is a park around this area, and this place is the best spot... More 

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Lhasa, Tibet
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

Is it considered a "spot" as well? I walked by this monument for so many times and I never even wanted to take a pic of it!

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

As a group of "foreign" tourists we saw this monument but our guide was reluctant to talk about it. One of our group was able to do an internet search to find out more information!! Generally we found that anything to do with the revolution was not spoken about and yet there is this rather big monument in an obvious... More 

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