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The Shatra manor house, located south of the Jokhang, was built in the nineteenth century by Shatra Dondrub Dorje. It was home to the Shatra aristocratic family, whose members included Prime Minister Lochen Shatra Peljor Dorje (1860-1919). The family was active in Lhasa as early as the fifteenth century. The house itself is one of the finest preserved, if not the finest, mansions in Lhasa and contains all of the major features of the traditional Tibetan residential building. In 2010, residents were evicted so the property could be developed into a hotel. 


Alexander, André. 2018. The traditional Lhasa house: typology of an endangered species. Chicago: Serindia, pp. 80-85.


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