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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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very good place to visit except for the high altitude and the walking involved but worth the walk and every step

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

very good place to visit except for the high altitude and the walking involved but worth the walk and every step

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

Tibet is definitely worth seeing if you want to experience a magical place. The Potala palace became reality from pictures I had seen. The tour inside the palace was a unique experience and made the trip to Tibet all the worth while. It's a definite check off of anyone's bucket list.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Overwhelming but no photo inside (even without flash). Be carefull for the long access at this altitude.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Start early in the summer and be ready for many steps as well as spectacular history, treasures and views.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This place looks grand from far and looks even more grand when close up. There were many locals walking in the clock-wise direction around the palace while spinning their scripture wheel. To them, this activity helps to build up good karma. We walked with them before heading in with our guide. Most of the interior restricts visitors from taking photos.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The outside image of the palace is well known but to truly experience it you need to take the time to explore its many rooms. The White Palace serves as a warm up, it being the offices of the political activities of the Dalai Lama. It has its own history and attractions but they pale compared to the Red Palace.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a MUST visit place for Buddhist. so rich in culture and history. even for non-buddhist like myself was immersed by the whole sacred atmosphere. U definitely need a guide to learn the history or u will just be walking around admiring the many golden statues

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Potala Palace was the official residence of the Dalai Lama when he was residing in Tibet. He now resides in Dharamshala in India. Potala lies empty now, though there are still monks walking around...Now its taken over by the Chinese who have over run Tibet and frankly its difficult to tell if the Monks are Chinese or original Tibetans.. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a must see place in Lhasa, Tibet. I visited the palace early morning. Great views of the city; it's a beautiful and gorgeous palace to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We like the structure of the building very much. A lot of stairs to climb up to the top. One thing which is the worse are those toilets. It was all very unclean and also smelly. Be prepared for that.

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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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