The Treasury of Lives

Tibet Heritage Fund

Shol Parkhang, the printing house of the Potala, was established on the orders of the Fifth Dalai Lama circa 1690, around the same time as the White Palace was constructed. The Shol Parkhang was likely the main printery for the whole of Lhasa, and possibly most of Central Tibet, for around two centuries. This two-story building is located on the southeast corner of the Shol was home to woodblocks from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Most, except those that were moved to the Mentsikhang, have been destroyed.


Larsen, Knud, and Amund Sinding-Larsen. 2001. The Lhasa Atlas: traditional Tibetan Architecture and Townscape. London: Serindia Publications, p. 111..


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