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Committee Decisions

33 COM 8B.47

Cultural properties - Examination of minor boundary modifications - Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa (China)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1.Add,

2. Refers the proposed minor modification to the boundary of the Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa, China, back to the State Party in order to allow it to:

a) Reconsider to supplement the delineation of information provided on the property and the buffer zone for the Potala Palace, to bring the boundaries in line with the 1993 nomination map;

b) Bring the buffer zone for Johkang Temple in line with that shown in the nomination file;

c) Bring the buffer zone for Norbulinka in line with that shown in the nomination file;

d) Provide a scaled map of the three buffer zones;

e) Provide details of height restrictions for the buffer zones, related to the protected perspectives;

f) Submit, when completed, a copy of the revised Urban Plan for Lhasa.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: China
Session: 33COM