The Summer Palace is the former summer home of HH Dalai Lama. It’s now a museum, as designated by the communist Chinese, but many native Buddhists still consider it a sacred place and offer prayers at the temples within. Foreign visitors cannot go in to any temples or museums or to other cities or sites (such as Mount Everest) without a local guide. Our guide was a very nice young Tibetan woman named Tenzin seen here in photo one.