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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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Top 1 Day Tibet Tour with Potala Palace Jokhang Temple and Barkhor by Walking
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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 2 days ago

This is like the Western Wall in Jerusalem for the Tibetans. People come from all over the world to visit this place. They only allow a set # of tourists visiting each day. Therefore, getting the tickets in advance is strongly recommended. It's better to...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a must see in Lhasa, the size of the place is just breathtaking. The inside of the palace is like a labyrinth with many corridors and doors you are bound to get lost and emmerse yourself in the rich Buddhist culture

Thank jennifer y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend a nice amount of time in the current Dalai Lama's throne room. It's so peaceful and say a prayer for him and his return. The whole Palace is wonderful. Make personal pilgrim goals to make the experience better and bring some sacrifices.

Thank Jeff s
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Potala Palace was the home of Dalai Lamas for hundreds of years before the current one fled in 1959. It is a physically imposing structure, set high on a hill and can be seen from much of the city of Lhasa. It was declared...More

Thank Cards-Preds-Fan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our trip. Was able to climb up to the top. Do it at slow and even pace and you will not be out of breath. So spiritual and emotional to visit. Enjoy this experience!!

Thank vesperado
Reviewed 1 week ago

And it was worth the wait.Going in November when cold was perfect to see the local people rather than tourists. There was no line at the entrance.

Thank TravelWeary49
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were concerned about walking up to Potala Palace as it was our first full day at 12,000 feet but our guide let us take our own pace and we successfully made it to the top. It is a beautiful place, well worth the effort...More

Thank I3455TXmaryt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Potala Palace is arguably the most impressive building in Tibet. Originally the winter residence of the Dalai Llama, it dramatically rises above Lhasa and it is not until you stand at the bottom and look up that you realise how magnificent it truly is....More

Thank MeBeTe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The winter resident of Dalaie lama Potala is one of the incredible made. Very historical, golden funeral of previous Dalaie lama with tones of golden statues.

Thank himst53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having joined a trip with Explore Tibet, we had the pleasure of seeing the Palace in low season. This was an amazing time to go, as there were very few tourists and many Tibetans around which made it a very authentic experience. The Palace was...More

Thank Trish K
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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