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The Potala palace

A cache by wilson1000 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/15/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Once i was in Lhasa/Tibet i wondered, that there is no geocache available. This nice city deserves a geocache! Well, it was not easy to find a place that ensures a longer cache-life. But i found it!

The coordinates lead you to a big artificial rock in a little nice public park in front of the Potala palace.


The Potala palace was built in the 7th century, the time of Songtsan Gampo. In the 17th century the 5th Dalai Lama extended the palace to is present size. At this time it became the Dalai Lamas domicile in winter. The main construction is divided into two sections. The White section for the administration and the Red section for the religious affairs. It is 116 meters high and a landmark of Lhasa.

Today the palace is only a museum. Visitors have only 1 hour to go through the palace (only with guide). Unfortunately you can´t go to the terrace on the rooftop. But if you are interested in architecture and the living rooms of the Dalai Lamas - don´t miss it!

Please bring a pen with you and please take care of muggles.

And now happy hunting and feel free to upload some pictures!

Small note on cache maintenance: There is a local cache guardian. Name and contact info on file with geocaching.com.

EDIT JULY 2018 Great thank to wbat, who placed a new cache container. More infos see his log 23/07/2018.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Hfr gur fcbvyre cvpgherf sebz jong (frr ybt 23/07/2018)
Tbbq yhpx!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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