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Address: No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road | Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a...

The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.

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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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This has always been on my bucket list and did not a disappointment. Loved everything about it. Arrive early morning when it opens to avoid the crowds.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has always been on my bucket list and did not a disappointment. Loved everything about it. Arrive early morning when it opens to avoid the crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and the building of this great place is amazing. You you visit Lhasa, don't miss this place to visit. It's a historical place to know the entire Tibet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Lhasa, you can´t not go to visit Potala Palace is something you would never forgive yourself. If you think the outdoor structure is impressive, wait until you seen the inside; words arent enought.Its a very big place and i´ll take lots of effort to climb the stairs , but it´s worth it. The palace as a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular. A difficult climb, but worth it. Many different temples with many pilgrims and artifacts. great view.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I visited the former home of the 14th Dalai Lama, roaming freely in his private quarters, libraries, study halls, and meditation space; I did so with both a sense of awe and guilt. The awe from the magic that still vibrates from the very fabric of the rich cultural and religious artifacts that are still well preserved. The guilt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gorgeous structure in red and white. An awesome destination for history lovers. A top must-visit site when you visit Lhasa.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well this was the most crowded place I've ever been too - don't come if you have mobility problems or if you're claustrophobic - in summer it's packed with tourists and in winter with pilgrims. You're literally squashed like sardines and climbing up and down ladder-style stairs with everyone pushing and shoving it's actually very unsafe. The palace itself is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Potala is the Sanskrit name for Kwan Yin or Avaloketishvara or Goddess of Mercy. This Palace is built according the descriptions "Pure Land" or 'heavenly palace' described in the ancient secret Buddhist scriptures. So it is truly Kwan Yin heaven on earth. Energetically this palace has its spiritual form and its physically form. That means if you enter as a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a winter day while in Lhasa. I think this is a great place to see in the winter because there are lots of pilgrims around. The palace has a lot of elements that are older than the Cultural Revolution which is becoming more rare in Tibet. Be ready to climb a lot of stairs. It's worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A spectacular palace to go and visit. The views from the palace looking out are also something to behold. I cannot recommend enough that you visit at least once. However be warned that if you aren't a fan of incense then you may be strongly disappointed! My mother was suffering from minor altitude sickness and we had to cut our... More 

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