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Potala Palace hides sacred treasures
08:45, September 27, 2012  


There is no better place to find pattra-leaf scriptures than at the Potala palace in Tibet. The palace holds the largest collection of the "Beiyejing".


There is no better place to find pattra-leaf scriptures than at the Potala palace in Tibet. The palace holds the largest collection of the "Beiyejing". So let’s venture into its inner sanctum for a look at the hidden treasures.

Layer upon layer of protection, finally we are about to get a glimpse of the ancient treasure locked away here.

All of the Scriptures written on pattra leaves are carefully preserved on these wooden shelves.

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(Editor:陈丽丹、姚春)

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