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Monument Imperial Pacification of Tibet

Longwang Lake Park, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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In your face from the Mainland

This ugly modern statue is directly below Potala Palace and was built to memorialize the takeover... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tourist22903
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Has nothing to do with Tibetan culture, ugly concrete construction.

In the evening very loud music is playing that literary hurts your ears and its impossible to stay... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
galinamf
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New York City, New York
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4 weeks ago
“In your face from the Mainland”
29 Oct 2017
“Has nothing to do with Tibetan culture, ugly concrete construction.”
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Longwang Lake Park, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ugly modern statue is directly below Potala Palace and was built to memorialize the takeover of Tibet by the Communists in 1959, or as the Tibetans are required to call it "The Peaceful Liberation" by the Red Army. It is unavoidable when visiting Potala...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

In the evening very loud music is playing that literary hurts your ears and its impossible to stay close to it. Sometimes (during some holidays) some ugly decorations are added to the sides of it, featuring plastic flowers.

Thank galinamf
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Don't want to get lost in politics, but this was build to celebrate the liberation of Tibet...... It's an eye soar in front of Potala Palace and is simply used to remind everyone who is in charge.

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Quiet and out the way with great views across to the Potala palace Sat for many hours just soaking up the atmosphere of Tibet

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Let's not get lost in politics but one can't help but recognise how much this huge square sticks out of its surroundings. When we were there they played Chinese (propaganda) music every night and it completely destroyed out night stroll. The statue is pure propaganda...More

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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...More

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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...More

Thank LJBevensII
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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
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Reviewed 31 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.

Thank gastronaut_11
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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...More

Thank Lily S
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