宝贵的历史记录已经丢失，同时也有对布达拉宫珍宝的掠夺。然而，尽管毛的文化大革命摧毁了6000座寺庙，但布达拉宫却得到了保护。故宫一直是中转站和达赖喇嘛的政治领导中心，在该地区有近1000所房子;然而，目前，宫殿包括几个房间，包括会议厅、学校、办公室、娱乐场所和住宅(Coaldrake 253)。政府权杖的最高权力是通过整合花园、佛塔、修道院、城堡和宫殿而发展起来的。布达拉宫最引人注目的特点是墙壁如何无缝地融合在悬崖上，似乎是建筑庞大地基的一部分。众所周知，该结构利用自然特征和斜坡与环境融为一体。在巨大的墙壁上，到处都是陡峭的截形金字塔的细节，楼梯再现了山崖上蜿蜒曲折的图案。建筑内没有使用钉子(Ching 130)。有简单的石墙加固和铜夯土，主要看起来是自然的。
Located at the top of Potala Mountain in Lhasa, the Potala Palace was built first in the 7th century, for a grand wedding of Songstan Gompo, the Tibetan King and Wencheng, the Princess of Tang Empire. Since its completion, there has been an expansion of the palace several times, making it a political hub of Tibet (Ching 132). In the year 1645, there had been an appointment of 5th Dalai Lama by the Qing Dynasty as the religious leader and local temporal of Tibet. In the year 1653, from Drepung Monastery, the 5th Dalai Lama moved to the palace (Coaldrake 260). The Potala Palace had been a center for both, religious and temporal administration having a close connection with several significant figures in the Tibetan history like Princess Wencheng, Songtsan Gompo and a number of generations of Dalai Lama. The palace is considered as symbolizing the nation, and illustrating the religious struggle faced in the process of purification. Unexpected and ancient influences are known to be relating this sacred symbolism in stoned form for the entire world, having a classic fundamental of architectural language to any social and political society. The Potala Palace had a scene of major protests after China, in its communism form invaded in the year 1950 with an army of more than 84,000 soldiers (Roberts et al. 50). Approximately 1 million populations have been killed from the suppression of China since the government officials of Tibet had been exiled in the year 1959.
The priceless records of history had been lost, while there had been a looting of treasures of Potala. However, even though there had been a destruction of 6,000 monasteries by the cultural revolution of Mao, there had been a preservation of Potala Palace. The palace had been serving as a hub to the political leadership of Hub and Dalai Lama with almost 1,000 houses in the area; however, currently, the palace is inclusive of several rooms that include meeting halls, schools, offices, entertainment venues, and residence (Coaldrake 253). The supreme power of the government scepter had been developed by integrating gardens, stupas, monasteries, castle and palace. The most noticeable attribute of the Potala Palace is how the walls seamlessly blend across the cliffs, appearing to be a part of the massive foundations of the building. The structure is known to be utilizing natural features and slopes for blending within the environment. There are swamped detailed of the craggy truncated pyramid in the giant walls with stairways reproducing the patterns of zig- zag across mountain ledges. There had been no use of nails within construction (Ching 130). There had been a reinforcement of simple stone walls and rammed earth with copper that main appeared to be natural.