Renovation for Tibet Cultural Relics 80% Complete, Jan 23, 2006

Lhasa, Tibet (China) -- A renovation project for the three cultural relics of Tibet, including Potala Palace, is now 80 percent complete. Repairs of Potala Palace's main body, Norbulingka Summer Palace's fresco and Jokhang Temple's antique hall are nearly complete.

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The renovation project for the three cultural relics was launched in June 2002, with a total investment of 330 million yuan, or about 40 million US dollars.

Potala Palace was built in the 7th Century, and is regarded as Tibet's top cultural and architectural achievement.

Norbulingka Summer Palace has the best preserved garden architecture. And Jokhang Temple is a treasury hall for Tibetan Buddhist scripture. The former two have been added to UNESCO's world heritage list in 1994 and 2001 respectively.