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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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No visit in Tibet is complete without Potala Palace

Incredible and sombre place. Make sure you have your hiking boots on - there are hundreds, nay thousands of steps you take before you reach the top. The view from the top is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Incredible and sombre place. Make sure you have your hiking boots on - there are hundreds, nay thousands of steps you take before you reach the top. The view from the top is beyond words and the closest to heaven you can get. Amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I like the hiking up and down for this sigthseeing and the view from the top to the Lhasa city is really fantastic. But I could not spend more than 1 hour inside, this really made me upset. There were so many travelers when I went there. I have to get there ready to enter almost 50 mintues before the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is not so much a Palace, although the view from it's base or across the square are unforgettable, but more an empty museum. The Palace, now empty yet fascinating to walk through (alert: there are many many many hundreds, probably many thousands of feet of stairs to walk up and then down). The emptiness of the Palace reminds all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

At last, I feel like I am in a dream. Truely amazing, words cannot describe the feelings I had on walking up those steps....

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Potala place Lhasa Tibet, the most amazing and spiritual place I have ever visited it was such an emotional experience a beautiful building the home of the Dalai Lama until 1959. Lhasa is also very beautiful and wish I had been able to visit when Lhasa belonged to Tibet. It a must you will not regret visiting the top of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You simply have to come and see it if in Tibet! Although there isn't actually much to do other than look at it and look at the view from it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

the most beautiful Buddhist sacred building in the world. You need to take your time at an altitude of 3500 m it can be exhausting. Beautiful contrasts. I would recommend going.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have visited Lhasa around August in 2014 and happened to meet Shoton Festival. Patala Palace is the most important palace to pay a visit. Legend has it that in the 7th century, to greet his bride Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang Dynasty of China. This huge Palace is composed of 2 parts, the Red Palace as the center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Really few places can give you a similar and long lasting emotion! It is an imponent building standing on top of Marpo Ri (red hill) in the heart of Lhasa (Lhasa in Tibetan means: land of Gods). The building originally served as the administration of Tibet government, not just as a residence for the Dalai Lama. it has more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

obviously a must see if you are in town. It gets a bit busy with tourists as you would expect but it has so many interesting rooms and rich history. I'd like to spend a couple days just wandering around

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