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Address: No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road | Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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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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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
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Private Day Tour of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple in Lhasa Including Lunch

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Excellent structure and a beautiful place. Strongly recommend a visit once in your life time. Need to be physically fit but well worth it once done. I

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

Excellent structure and a beautiful place. Strongly recommend a visit once in your life time. Need to be physically fit but well worth it once done. I

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A spectacular and mysterious building, a highlight of Lhasa. You should visit the tombs inside with so much of gold, jade and jewel decoration. I wish there was no time-limit visiting this great palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see while in Lhasa. It is an impressive facility in and out with incredible views. Be prepared to do a lot of walking and stair climbing so perhaps not a good choice the first day in town if you are acclimating to the altitude. Also, lines can be long as this is a popular site, although... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have an interest in learning about culture, history, this is a must see. Beware 300 steps,steep and narrow. The history of the Dalai Lama past to present are discussed. Priceless artifacts are everywhere. Because we were off season we were able to spend 2 hours walking thru it. Do not forget to walk the trail around the perimeter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only downside is the time limit imposed on your visit! Easily could have spent much longer soaking up the beauty and magic of this incredibly precious place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Lhasa, don't miss visiting the main attraction. It is definitely worth a visit. Don't miss a small park with Lukang temple located behind Potala Palace

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Patola Palace is most amazing monastery in Lhasa. It is a place you must see to appreciate. Best to go in the off season so you don't have to rush and deal with crowds. It is very beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. It's been on my bucket list for years. I went in December. The driest month of the year, and the slow season. Weather was fantastic and no crowds of tourists. Many more Tibetan pilgrims present that during the tourist season when they are all way up in the mountains. I got the best of both worlds, few tourists,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Potala Palace looks magnificent and mysterious from a distance. The view at night is also great. Nice picture of Potala Palace can be taken from the open square opposite the palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I never thought I would make it to see this place, even though I've been all over the world, but Tibet I so remote. The palace is stunningly beautiful and well kept up.

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