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Address: No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Phone Number: 0891-6822896,0891-6826334
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Description: The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a...
The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.
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A Wonder of the World

I looked so forward to seeing the Potala Palace, I was concerned I might be disappointed. Instead, my visit exceeded my expectations. It is rightly considered a Wonder of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I looked so forward to seeing the Potala Palace, I was concerned I might be disappointed. Instead, my visit exceeded my expectations. It is rightly considered a Wonder of the World, an iconic and beautiful architectural marvel steeped in history. Yes, there are a lot of steps so allow extra time at this altitude. I would not recommend it for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Do be aware of a few things before going to visit Potala. 1) it is not very accessible if you have any kind of physical handicaps. You do have to be able to handle the long hike up to the top of the hill which includes many sets of stairs. 2) The part of the palace that you will visit... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Potala Palace is probably the reason why most people visit Lhasa and Tibet. It is simply breathtaking and nothing anywhere else in the works comes close. To be able to scale the steps and enter inside the temple is simply amazing in itself. Knowing the history of the place is important before embarking on this journey. Once at the... More 

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great experience, an amazing structure. A great place to sit and watch local people. Just be prepared to work hard to reach the top.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

be ready for minimum couple of hours of walking. this pace will be worth every penny's worth though, patola palace will be one of the most amazing places you will come across. plain from the inside but packed with all the spiritual energy. have a good night sleep before you get here. free your mind and it will be a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you can get to Tibet - Westerners have a number of hoops to jump through - you will surely visit the Potala Palace, one of the most imposing and beautiful structures ever to exist. To think that the Chinese almost bombed it back in 1959 makes me cringe. They didn't. The Potala is both the seat of Tibetan parliament... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The palace is enormous and overwhelming when standing at the base looking up. The climb up will test any athlete. I recommend taking altitude pills to adjust. Follow the recommendation of your doctor in this regard. Only allowed to see the religious sections and just two parts of it within an hour! Despite the restrictions, it well worth it!

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Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I really liked how visitors can see the different rooms and tombs inside the palace. It really helped me to understand the inner life of Dali Lamas. However, there are a lot of steep stairs, which can inhibit some folks with leg issues from enjoying the palace. I also noticed that a lot of the palace's artifacts are "under reconstruction"... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It was a very hot day. take water. the climb isn't very hard at all unless you are having problems with the altitude. just go slow. Squat toilets at the top and they also sell cold water.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This Potala Palace is not only the place that you can learn about history of Tibet but it also the amazing building that used natural way to build it such as paint the wall by milk and use lot of men to break the rock.

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Address: No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Phone Number: 0891-6822896,0891-6826334
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Tibet  >  Lhasa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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