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Potala Palace

No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road | Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Half- Day Potala Palace Tour from Lhasa
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Private Day Tour of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple in Lhasa Including Lunch
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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
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The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road | Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Potala Palace is a stunningly beautiful palace nested right on top of the Lhasa hillock. Apparently Dalai Lama used to live while he was in Tibet.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour required booking by a local tour company and to be in the company of a registered guide. It is a good idea to book ahead a little especially in the peak season of summer. We were grateful we did this tour towards the...More

Thank prussia2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is worth the 400 or so steps to get to the top. The Tibetan culture lives here and the Dalai Lama's presence is felt here even when he will never return. It's a mystical place that has to be visited to be understood. I...More

Thank Ed_Marquez
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited to Tibet for 10 days trip on May-June 2017. This is a must visit attraction for every tourist. We walked up to the palace took about 30 min. A tour guide is recommended. Make sure enter into the palace follow the time on...More

Thank hweeying
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are security cameras every where, it's disconcerting. We visited the 2nd day of our trip so we had acclimatized more, but very steep ascent and steps inside can be steep. Only a tiny part of the Palace is open to the public.

Thank bemagic34
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very impressive and architecturally interesting. Inside it is forbidden to shoot, but also the outdoor areas are very nice. The only negative is the short stay time given.

Thank Σοφια Κ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly and amazing structure, the red and white contrasted with the blue sky background offers amazing views and pictures. Take your time on the accent and enjoy the view. A must see if your in the area. No pictures are allowed in the temple proper,...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many, many steps but worth every one to see this magnificent palace of the dali lamis. Best to go in the morning when it is cool as it could be unpleasant in the heat to climb the many steps.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need book ahead and be on time with guide. Only 1 hour per entry and be prepared to climb almost 400 steps up to top. Impressive view and Tibetan antiquities etc. Can get very crowded in some temples. Wish public toilets were like those in...More

Thank ronniekp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible place. So beautiful and rich in history. Be prepared for a queue upon entry, however it moves pretty quick. Our guide booked our tickets and you are given a set time to visit. A must do in Lhasa!

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vesperado
August 4, 2016|
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Response from TOM-LINDAS | Reviewed this property |
We would suggest that you take the acetazolamide (Diamox) to prevent altitude sickness while in Lhasa. The only person in our group who suffered from altitude sickness was the woman who did not take the Diamox as a... More
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real2899
July 30, 2016|
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Response from globetrekkerphx | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have advanced tickets. Our guide purchased them when we arrived at the Palace. We went around 9 am and there was already a big queue (April), but it moved quickly. Luckily in April the palace isn't too busy yet... More
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Purplerainy09
July 23, 2016|
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Response from Tabitha A | Reviewed this property |
This is China, this is a historical building, buil on the side of a very steep hill. Really doesnt cater to ambulent visitors sorry. Its a beautiful view from the outside across the road in the park, day and night. Even the... More
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