Watching the Potala Palace in the rain, I saw the magical Potala Palace again. The Tibetan name of Yaowang Mountain "Jiabori" means "Mountain at the Cape of the Mountain", on the right side of the Potala Palace, at an altitude of 3725 meters. There are Bodhisattvas of the King of Medicine, and the Bidong Temple of Zhaolabi on the top of the mountain is the residence of the medical lama. Yaowang Mountain and the Red Mountain where the Potala Palace is located are connected with the original low hills, and small sections are leveled when road construction is carried out. There is a small cave-like temple on the eastern side of Yao Wang. It is a grotto temple with a peculiar shape. It is located on the steep hillside at the eastern foot of Yao Wang, called Chalalup. After more than a thousand years of ups and downs, this rare Cave Temple in Lhasa is still well preserved. The grottoes are irregular rectangular with an area of about 27 square meters. There is a central pillar at the entrance of the cave. Between the central pillar and the cave wall is a narrow passageway. There are 69 statues of stone carvings on the rock wall. There are 66 statues of stone carvings arranged on both sides. On the northern stone wall, there are statues of Songzanganbu and Wencheng, two princesses of Chizun and the emperor Tunmi Sangbuza and Ludong Zan. The light inside the cave is dim, and the light is supplied by butter. If you go, don't forget to take the lead.
Yao Wang Shan View Station has been waiting for the best angle to shoot the Potala Palace in the early morning when the sun broke through the clouds and shined in the Potala Palace. It was really beautiful. Now many photographers with camera tripod have been waiting for it to be very beautiful.
One of the ruins of Yao Wang Shan today is the Bazaar Cang (Tibetan Medical College), also known as Yao Wang Temple because of its religious nature. Sakyamuni can cure all kinds of diseases. According to legend, the King of Medicine is an incarnation of Sakyamuni Buddha. Since the emergence of Tibetan medicine among Tibetan people during the Tubo Dynasty, this ancient knowledge has been spreading for more than 1000 years. In the 7th century, when Princess Wencheng married Tubo, she brought Chinese culture from the Tang Dynasty. Among them, a Chinese medicine book was called "Medical Complete". Since then, Princess Jincheng remarried to Tubo and brought a medical book "Yuewang Medicine Diagnosis" to make some theories and methods of traditional Chinese medicine gradually merged into Tibetan medicine.
Yaowangshan viewing platform is one of the best locations for shooting the Potala Palace. There are few people on the platform in winter, so it's very comfortable to take photos. When you pass by, you will see Yao Wang Shan viewing platform. When you get off, you will cross the road. The viewing platform is actually not very high. After filming, you can continue to visit the Potala Palace or a series of scenery on the back of the viewing platform, which is one of the many sacred sites worshiped by Tibetans.
Location is excellent, just opposite the Potala Palace obliquely, you can take a picture of 50 yuan above the pattern, although not high, but still climb up, even on weekdays, here are still tourists like knitting! To enter the Potala Palace, we need to make an appointment in advance. We did not make an appointment. As a result, we did not visit the Palace. But Yao Wang Shan made up for the regret, because only looking at the appearance, I felt shocked.
One of the best angles to shoot the Potala Palace is from Yao Wang Shan. In the early morning, the sun can be photographed at Yao Wang Mountain viewing platform. The sun rises slowly from the side of the Potala Palace and shines all over the earth. It is said that before 8 a.m., the small viewing platform will be full of tripods. If you want to take pictures of the sunrise, you should be early. Many postcards of the Potala Palace are also taken from this angle.
There is a Yao Wang Mountain viewing platform on the west side of the Potala Palace Square, which is also the best angle for shooting the Potala Palace. Every sunset and sunrise, many tourists and photo enthusiasts come here to set up scaffolding and wait. They also want to take a picture of the Potala Palace in the background picture of RMB 50 in the 05 edition.
Yao Wang Shan, as the best place to take a panoramic view of the Potala Palace, has attracted a lot of wedding photos. When I visit Yao Wang Shan, I don't need tickets. I also meet too many people who take photos together with 50 yuan notes. If you want the best angle, you have to wait a little longer.
Yao Wang Shan Park is located in the west of the Potala Palace, along a path you can climb Yao Wang Shan. It is most famous for shooting the Potala Palace from the viewing platform on the hillside. The location and angle are excellent. It is off-season when we go. There are not many people. It is really beautiful to see the Potala Palace here.