Demystifying Potala Palace toilet, why can't it be full for 300 years? Reason makes you dazed
In eyes of many people, visiting a place they have never been will be a very healing experience for soul, and it is a very pleasant experience that money can buy. Let's not talk about traveling world, which not only requires a lot of travel expenses and strategizing experience, but traveling in your own country is also a huge amount of work. After all, it is third largest country in world, so scenery alone can be seen without traveling abroad.
In southwest corner of land of China, at foot of "highest peak" of Mount Everest, it is also highest mountain area in my country, Tibet, which is a holy place that many people yearn for.
The word "saint" does not only refer to fact that Tibet is adjacent to snow-capped mountains that do not melt all year round, and has clearest blue sky and white clouds, so that every tourist who goes to Tibet cannot but let go of your inner impulse. , become quiet and pious;
Moreover, Tibet itself is also place with longest history of Buddhist heritage in our country. Local Tibetan Buddhism is also a kind of branch that emerged from gradual development of Buddhism with local characteristics in our country. There are still many devoted followers of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet.
If we talk about Tibetan Buddhism, we should mention1300 years ago, Songtsang Gampo of Tubo family built holy site of Tibetan Buddhism, Potala Palace, to marry Princess Wencheng. Even after more than a thousand years, grandeur of Potala Palace itself has not been undermined by years.
On contrary, it has become more sacred and simple in sediments of this long river. On a high slope, more than 3,000 meters above sea level, such a majestic and majestic palace was built solely by forces and tools of era of bladed weapons. Even now, a thousand years later, it is still amazing.
By way, while anyone who enters Potala Palace will no doubt be awestruck and awestruck by sacred temperament of building itself, many tourists who have been here may have some doubt about what "offends" this building——< strong>It seems that toilets in Potala Palace will never be full.
After all, these kinds of buildings built in ancient times are now not like a septic tank, let alone a complex fecal disposal system. It also seems that everyone who has been there has heard "legend" that toilets in Potala Palace have not been cleaned for 300 years.
The Potala Palace is divided into "Red Palace" and "White House", and most of toilets are built behind White House. And there are quite a few toilets built from foot of mountain to top of mountain. This is, one might say, a “huge number” of toilets, but no one has cleaned them for three hundred years.
And not a single tourist said that they smelled a strange smell when visiting Potala Palace.Maybe there is something magical in Potala Palace itself? Or are there supernatural forces in Potala Palace or a black hole that sucks out all evil spirits?
And as for reason why there is no peculiar smell in "three hundred year cleaning", that is also a little ironic. Honestly, reason for this is quite simple: toilets in Potala Palace are actually very traditional "dry toilets" - as name suggests, toilet pit is right under rock.
The place where Potala Palace itself is located is at a very high altitude and air is very dry, so excrement on rock easily "fly away with wind." The environment here forms a natural "septic environment". "Pool", it is very natural to allow excrement to turn into nutrients of earth and return to earth.
Of course, besides legend of magical toilet that has not been cleaned for 300 years, there are actually many legends about Potala Palace in Tibet, some of them true and some not, but there are many. interesting or very interesting A legend with a slightly mythical tinge. And these legends also gave Potala Palace a more illusory and sacred feel.
While sanctity and magnificence of Potala Palace, beautiful scenery of Tibet and unique customs are very attractive, there are still many things to pay attention to when traveling to Tibet.
First, because of high altitude and low atmospheric pressure, people with poor health or heart problems can easily get altitude sickness if they go to Tibet, and even some people who are not in good physical form, forced to go to heights. If you go to a very high place, there is a risk of fainting and shock.
Because of high altitudes, sunscreen must be prepared, as ultraviolet rays are not easy for a mortal body to cope with. Clothing to protect against cold should also be prepared, because near snow-capped mountains, natural temperature will not be very high.
Also, since most of population of Tibet practice local Tibetan Buddhism, if you haven't done your homework beforehand, it's very likely that you'll inadvertently create a religion that offends local population. people are a matter of faith. If you run into some extreme people, it can also lead to some "killer disasters". Therefore, before you travel, you must fully understand local customs and environment, and have a good travel experience.