Potala Palace

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  • Address: 35 Beijing Middle Rd, Chengguan Qu, Lasa Shi, Xizang Zizhiqu, China, 850000, Lhasa
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Landmark, Palace, Family And Kids
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Perched atop the Marpo Ri Hill is the Potala Palace which is often regarded as the symbol and landmark of Tibet and is noted for its impressive structural style. It was the winter residence of the Dalai Lama but now has been turned into a World Heritage Site and a Museum. The main building of the palace is nestled on the Red Hill by the Lhasa River and is a treasure house where one would be able to learn about the history and culture of Tibet and observe precious arts. Climb the steps at Potala Palace all the way to the top to get the spectacular views of the stunning plateau landscape and the Lhasa city.

  • Buses 8-way, 13 Road, Route 17 to stop - Baita Station

  • Potala Palace Address: 35 Beijing Middle Rd, Chengguan Qu, Lasa Shi, Xizang Zizhiqu, China, 850000, Lhasa
  • Potala Palace Timing: 24-hrs
  • Potala Palace Price: Free
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  • 95% of people who visit Lhasa include Potala Palace in their plan

  • 28.57% of people start their Potala Palace visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Potala Palace

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Potala Palace

People normally club together Phuntsok Khasang Youth Hostel and Lhalu Wetland National Nature Reserve while planning their visit to Potala Palace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This place is really cool. No trip to Tibet would be complete without a visit. I spent an entire day walking around it, photographing it during the day and night. And another morning visiting the inside with my guided tour. It's best if your tour group can get there as early as possible. We were literally the first group in the door, and were able to see the palace and get a bunch of pictures with no crowds.

  • A must see sightseeing when in Lhasa Tibet. Everything is real, you can feel that you can touch the history when you come inside. When enter the main palace, time is limited at 1 hour so it is recommended to go fast and all questions can leave behind. Some restrictions to remember: no water, passport needed, ticket (of course), no photos, AM visiting is better than afternoon time.

  • Lhasa was my favorite City state in Civilization 5 so I naturally hiked all the way from my homeland of Canada to it and was pleasantly surprised with all the stuff. Would defiantly go again if I could that is.

  • Originally, this palace consider as a very sacred place for Tibetan people. Nowadays, I hardly find that atmosphere. The regulation regard the duration inside the palace is extremely strict. Within 60 minutes we must go out from the palace AREA, not palace building!

  • A life’s ambition to visit the Potala Palace - and it exceeded my expectations in every way possible. It is an incredible building and a fascinating experience: the interior is truly remarkable. I was blown away. It’s such an iconic venue and would love love love to go back again one day.

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