DIRECTOR'S DESK

 

2nd MAY 2019

MOST BEAUTIFUL ROYAL PALACES IN WORLD

1.Forbidden City

One of the most Beautiful Royal Palaces in the world. Built in 1406 to 1420,
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the
end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China,
and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home
of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center
of Chinese government. The complex consists of 980 buildings and covers
720,000 Squar meter. The palace complex exemplifies traditional
Chinese palatial architecture and has influenced cultural and
architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere.

2. Potala Palace

The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China.
Situated on Marpo Ri hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, the Potala Palace
rises a further 170 meters and is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet.
Although a palace was already built here in the 7th century the construction
of the present palace began in 1645 during the reign of the fifth Dalai Lama and
by 1648 the Potrang Karpo, or White Palace, was completed.
The Potrang Marpo, or Red Palace, was added between 1690 and 1694.
The Potala Palace remained the residence of the Dalai Lama until the
14th Dalai Lama fled to India, after the Chinese invasion in 1959.


3. Alhambra

Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain.
It was originally constructed as a fortress in 889, and was converted into a
royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.
The Alhambra’s Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs
in Spain and its court, of the Nasrid dynasty. After the reconquest by
the Reyes Católicos in 1492, some portions were used by the Christian rulers.
The Alhambra is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions and many visitors come to Granada just to see the Alhambra.


4. Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Originally known as Buckingham House is the official
London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch.
Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions
and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national
rejoicing and crisis. The palace has 775 rooms, and a large and park-like garden.
The garden, together with its lake is the largest private garden in London.
The state rooms which are used for official and state entertaining, are open to
the public each year for most of August and September and on some days
in winter and spring.



  Source :NET