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“Amazing place”
Review of Potala Palace

Potala Palace
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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
Ranked #1 of 60 Tours in Lhasa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Awe inspiring must see place, ranks up there amongst the top sights to see in China. I loved it. Make sure to acclimatize if you are not used to high altitudes. Lots of stairs can have you huffing and puffing.

Visited April 2013
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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Breath-taking!”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

This iconic representation of Lhasa does not disappoint. You have not been to Lhasa without visiting the Potala Palace.

Remember it's a 1-hour timed tour and be in the gate 30 minutes earlier. When i was there, a local guide was required for foreigners. This place is very reach in history and marvelous architecture. Do not miss the afternoon crowd exercise and the dancing fountain at the plaza right across the street from it.

Visited August 2013
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Busselton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“too little time”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were rushed through and could not linger long enough and look at all the wonders this amazing building has to offer. The Kora around the Potala however was so enjoyable, no one seemed to mind us foreigners busily spinning the prayer wheels, what a privilege.

Visited August 2013
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“On top of the world!”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

The icon of Lhasa, a fascinating structure with great views out over the city many intriguing internal rooms and places of worship inside the building itself and a roque toy recurring overpowering smell of Yak butter lamps!

Imbued with a sense of history and potency from the past this should not be missed! Note the juxtaposition of the large public square recently installed at the base and in front of the palace from which patriotic Chinese music is broadcast each evening .

Visited March 2013
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Bordeaux, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Very interesting but you have to be fit to get there...
Make sure you have your own guide....and ask for a Tibetant one.......you will then get the real history.....NOT the chinese version!

Visited May 2013
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