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Potala Palace

No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road | Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Top 1 Day Tibet Tour with Potala Palace Jokhang Temple and Barkhor by Walking
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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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The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road | Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago

So full of history - must visit. This place is excellent - but prepared to walk a lot. The temples and story behind this place is captivating.

Thank kaiphil201
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Potala Palace for me is the center of Tibetan history, museum of art and worshipping place of religion. It provides tranquility that make visitor to feel peaceful and warmth. The story of how the palace was built was a myth that has touched thousands of...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here back in 2013 during our winter holiday with temperature far below zero degree. The palace was so tranquil and full of history, recollections and memories that can be passed to the next generations. We were so lucky to visit the place that...More

Thank Eka L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to climb the 400 stairs of Potala in grace..! For those who are not used to the high altitude, I would suggest that you take an afternoon off to walk the streets of Lhasa when you first arrive in this city, before committing...More

Thank Nobi L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most amazing palace that everybody must visit. It is beautiful and stunning from the exterior. You will learn a lot of Tibetan culture by just visiting this palace. I would suggest to bring a Tibetan guide instead of a Chinese...More

Thank Wong S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had always wanted to go there after hearing so much about it. it is a beautiful place, and we felt its magical effect when we got in.

Thank Hepi19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was honored to see such a place. Incredible! Thank you for the chance to visit. Our guide helped us understand the history and different aspects of the beautiful place. In the morning I also was able to do my own Kora around the palace.

Thank Tiffany G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful monument, steeped in history and culture. After completion of your day-time tour, return at night to see the palace under lights – just beautiful, peaceful and serene. Soak this all in whilst the pilgrims continue with their circumambulations. And if you are...More

Thank two_wily_wanderers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior of the palace was mInd-boggling - I've never seen so many statures and gold! If you are only going to visit one building in Tibet then this is it. The tour includes the private living quarters of the Dalai Lamas and the chapels...More

Thank md00ley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the highlights of tibet , the home of the dalai lama is a magnificent temple of huge proportions. A tour of the palace is highly recommended to gain an insight into the amazing history. Really is a sight to be seen

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5 August 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
31 July 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
24 July 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