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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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$200.00*
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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple

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Ancient history

Very historic, well preserved, very strenuous walk and climb, not for anyone with handicap, end of an era, will probably not be around forever, see if you can

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very historic, well preserved, very strenuous walk and climb, not for anyone with handicap, end of an era, will probably not be around forever, see if you can

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the most breathtaking places in the world. Not only by it's magnitude but by the crowds you must endure to actually visit inside. There is such a short time limit of an hour and a half once inside that with the crowds pushing their way through and the commotion created by said crowds it is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 1st tour in Lhasa was the Potala Palace and it was amazing. Not knowing to much about Buddhism it was both a learning experience to learn how the religion works but also the architecture of the building and how they build the palace all those years ago. It takes a bit of time to climb the stairs because of... More 

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Thank Mitch H
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So happy to visit it finally. I have always wanted to visit this place for so long. Its magnificent. We went with a tour group. The timing was fixed and we can only spent about an hour there so need to be on time. Cannot bring bottled water in but thermos flask is ok. Thermos flask is important as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great attraction, lucky that I made it to the top - not for the faint hearted but well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This really ranks up there with all the major architectural wonders of the world. Beautiful in its simplicity and set against clear blue sky. We were told there are 1000 windows and 1000 doors! There are 260 steps to get in, so wear good walking shoes. It wasn't too bad a hike as the steps are not steep. Given the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see in Lhasa! Not only go and visit it sometimes during the day, but make sure to see it at night as well! The palace is illuminated, what makes for incredible views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Need to book in advance. Foreigners must go with a guide. Crowded, many stairs, a number of check points, set timining, and most unusal, beautiful. The center of Tibet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This palace is breathtaking and mammoth structure. Going around itself is quite a distance to walk. Localities rever this as a holy place. Must see location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The climb was a little arduous due to my altitude sickness however, it was definitely worth the effort!

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