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Address: No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road, Chengguan District | Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Phone Number: 864008649111
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Tremendous experience in beautiful palace

You have to have visited this when you are in Lhasa. Be aware that it takes efforts to enter if you are not Chinese: you need special passes. But the reward is great: beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

You have to have visited this when you are in Lhasa. Be aware that it takes efforts to enter if you are not Chinese: you need special passes. But the reward is great: beautiful halls with centuries old Buddhas. And the resting place of many Dalai Lamas. It is not permitted to take pictures inside, so do not forget to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A very impressive palace from outside. But inside, atleast the parts open, are more of a temple, rather than a palace. Very interesting for a Buddhist and Dalai Lama followers and for others who others who want to get some basic idea of Buddhism. Was somewhat concerned about climbing 160 stairs at that rarefied height of 3700 metres, when we... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

in awe of something built so long ago, look past the commercialism that is forefront today with Tibet and you will still see that it's still a great icon of belief to so many, pilgrims coming to pray in hundreds each day, what secrets lie within these great walls...but be careful, high altitude so don't rush

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Fallbrook, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Indisputably one of the grandest sites in Lhasa. Even if you don't climb all the steps to the top, take a seat somewhere and watch the world go by. It's a people watchers feast! Had my photo taken with about 10 groups at this location. Outstanding place to visit.

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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The climbing might be a bit tiring for who are suffering from altitude sickness, everything must be on time if you want to save your time, but all gorgeous and religious and peaceful ^^

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Ahmedabad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have to say that this is one thing which is iconic of Tibet and one has to see it to believe it. Went on a sunny clear day and it was an amazing palace to see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

beautifully decorated and well kept, after climbing stairs can get a good view of Lhasa city. too crowded with visitors all over the world and an entry ticket is hard to get. You need a tour guide because information on site are few.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A magnificient human achievement building this at 3700m with non mechanical tools..simply stunning! many many rooms and steps to climb. Its beautiful from outside and inside. Easy walking distance if staying in city centre of lhasa.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

there are a lot of stairs but worth the climb very special place each room unfolds into something amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Really cool palace but not enough time on the tour! You get rushed round it in an hour which isn't long enough.

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