The Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, with its highest point reaching 3,750 meters above sea level, towering 100 meters above the city of Lhasa. It was built as the center of Tibetan government by the fifth Dalai Lama in the 17th century. The Potala Palace has stood for centuries as a testament to the Tibetan people and their beliefs. Thousands of pilgrims from around the world come every year to pay homage to this grand estate and the symbol it stands for. The general structure of the Potala Palace is in two parts: the Red Palace and the White Palace. The beautiful murals inside the palace are not only attractive, but also tell the story of Tibet. The golden roof group on the top of the Red Palace is worth seeing.