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Address: No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road | Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Half- Day Potala Palace Tour from Lhasa
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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple

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Spectacular but expensive

This is probably the one place everyone has heard of in Tibet and you SHOULD see it but be aware that you only get a limited time in the actual building - due it seems to the huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is probably the one place everyone has heard of in Tibet and you SHOULD see it but be aware that you only get a limited time in the actual building - due it seems to the huge number of people who visit. plan your time carefully.

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Doha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A hard-going climb to the palace due to altitude. (The whole Tibet was a bit like this…many stairways to heaven so to speak) Amazing to see and hear about the origins of Tibetan buddhism and the way Tibetans perform their pilgrimage. Toilet was interesting - closed by a curtain but communal (!) with holes in the ground so it's possible... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the Potala Palace has been a dream of mine since I was young. Even with that the visit far exceeded expectations. I always wondered why it was so big but after visiting I know why - it's full of very big things! To be realistic the time allowed inside (1 hour) wasn't really enough and the hassle of going... More 

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Vienna Region, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Potala Palace is certainly comparable in religious importance to the St.Peters Dome in the Vatican for Catholic people or Mekka for Muslim People. The handcrafted artworks in the Palace are awe-inspring, the history of the place is impressive. We are thankful and very happy to have done this trip to Lhasa and to have visited the Potala ( You... More 

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Winterset, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As if just going to Tibet wasn't hard enough to breathe I decided to go to this palace. Its beauty drew me to take the entire tour even after being warned that there were many steps and ramps and climbing was difficult. It was a rainy day so the temperature was nice so off i went. This place is fantastic!... More 

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Como, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Potala Palace doesn't need any description and it's amazing and wonderful as you imagine it and my "excellent" rate refers to this, NOT to the visit 'cause tour groups are allowed to stay just one hour inside the palace (and if you don't want to spend too much money you have to be in a tour group to visit Tibet).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I Love Tibet - The Potala Palace , I love it & the Tibetian people, I love them. I was so happy I got to go to a place I had longed to since a child. Go to Tibet , go to the Palace but do you research. Understand what this palace is & what it means to its people.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most wonderful place to visit while in Tibet. Soman and Lhotse tour guides are the most knowledgable and experienced guides in Tibet described all relevant information about this Seven Wonder of the World

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Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place where you get to grasp how big Buddhism is in Tibet. A must with a great view both inside and outside of the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Potala Palace was an event. Timed tickets must be purchased with the visitor's passport in advance, and upon arrival there is a long line with security checks to get in. However, this is all worth it, as the site is huge and beautifully maintained. I came with a tour group, and our guide was very helpful in describing... More 

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