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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 dream coming true

Great place to visit, have always wanted to go there, and now got to see it. MAke sure you ahve a good guide, and it might help to read up a bit on Tibetan Buddhism and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit, have always wanted to go there, and now got to see it. MAke sure you ahve a good guide, and it might help to read up a bit on Tibetan Buddhism and the sequence of Dalai Lama's before you go there in order to understand the amazingness of the place/ palace.

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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You better have good shoes, and like to climb stairs. This place is an exercise and a half. It's worth the climb thou. The palace is very old and beautiful.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

simply stunning. Visually imposing and far better than any pictures I had ever seen that did not do the palace justice

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Reno
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There is so much history and buddhas inside that you must make the time and effort to see them inside this palace. Worth the effort of all the stairs! And quite a view from the top

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

It is quite mesmerizing specially at night with all the lights on. It is amazing to see the huge Buddha size inside the temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Amazingly intricate details and unbelievable amount of artifacts, gold previous stones apart from the history and tradition. One of the best palaces that I have been to

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Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Mix History and Religon and fantastic mountain scenery and you get the Potala palace in Lhasa. Fantastic ancient architecture the palace sits proud on its elevated position and on the inside the palace is filled with religous icons and rooms and halls, its huge and very interesting. Very crowded everywhere. We did the Potala palace with China Odyssey tours and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Everything impressive about this place, from the sidewalks around it with pilgrims circling, the endless prayer wheels, and then the view from the top! Wow, it is stunning at all angles. We were fortunate to be there right after snow on mountains, which is gorgeous. We all took altitude sickness pills but even so had to take the stairs slowly.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I am used to visit castles in Europe, but Potala is huge. It helps if you do the tour after you are already acclimatized to Lhasa altitude. There is a time limit for the tour and you would not like to spend to much time just wheezing on the infinite stairs. I like to visit living monasteries more than museums... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There are many, many steps to the top of the palace. Although is it called a palace, it is more of a temple or shrine than palace. Once you start up, there is no way down except to return the path you started or to finish the climb and them go down on the other side. Many of the room... More 

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