If you visit Lhasa then this is definitely the one attraction you have got to see. Personally I found it a fascinating place, and there is of course a lot of history connected with it too.
The climb up to the palace entrance is quite steep, so at this altitude it is probably a good idea to take it at a slow and steady pace. It can be a bit of a challenge for people that are out of shape or haven't had time to acclimatize yet, however, it shouldn't be too much of a problem for someone that is reasonably fit.
I have to admit that our guide did the best he could to share some of his knowledge of the palace and it's history with us, but after a while it became a bit too overwhelming and I gave up trying to take it all in. The palace is quite large with a myriad of different rooms and after a while they all start to look very much the same as what you have seen in other temples and palaces. So instead of spending too much time on details I just had a good look around and tried to take in the essence of what I as seeing.
One of the highlights of the tour as far as I am concerned was to watch a woman working party compact the ground of the courtyard outside the entrance. They were dancing and singing as they worked, and it was both interesting to watch and to listen to the beautiful song.
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