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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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the one place to see

much security now that monks are immolating themselves. thousands of the faithfuol are walking and praying arounf the outside, as beautfu mass of people, all Tibetans. the Palacce... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

much security now that monks are immolating themselves. thousands of the faithfuol are walking and praying arounf the outside, as beautfu mass of people, all Tibetans. the Palacce is endless and quite holy with room after room of Buddhasatvas, etc. Much climbing, all worht it. No history of figures of the Dalai Lama allowed by the occupiers, quite sad.

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

So beautiful, but it is quite the climb. With the altitude, you should become acclimated to the altitude first. Go back and see it and night when it is lit up---just magical.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

nicely preserved temple, great history learning place. Love the art and architecture design it represents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

What an experience. Wonderful history and culture. Take it slow as the altitude makes climbing the steps an effort. I was here out of season so the time limit in the palace did not apply leaving me time to explore and the guide time to explane.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A must see on any visit but make sure that you go on 2nd or 3rd day of your visit as you go up to 14,500 feet. Have comfortable walking shoes. Spectacular views of Lhasa. I recommend buying the English large Potala Book at 250 RMB and ale a smaller one for 80 RMB because you can not take pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I visited Tibet in July 2014 as part of an organised birdwatching tour. Our itinerary allowed a half day visit to the Potala Palace. Unfortunately we were not able to obtain tickets to go inside (need to book in advance) though our guide assured us it was not as impressive inside as the views from outside. And this iconic building,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This had been on the list of things to do for a number of years and was worth the wait. However, depending upon the time of year you go then you may just have to wait a little bit longer. April is not considered one of the busy months yet walking around the various rooms which were open was quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

the Potala is one of the worlds most recognisable buildings in the world. You are only allowed to spend an hour inside and your guide will be fined if you do not get out in time. Only a small part of the palace is open to tourist but this include the Dali lamas living quarters and the tombs of many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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Wuxi, China
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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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