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Review of Potala Palace

Potala Palace
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US$80.00*
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Top 1 Day Tibet Tour with Potala Palace Jokhang...
Ranked #1 of 13 Museums in Lhasa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot miss Potala Palace. It is the heart of Tibet. But you need to take it easy-go slowly. It's a climb! Stunning array of chambers.

Thank CharlotteHarvey
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

It is truly a must see in Lhasa. Palace looks great from outside and you can take a bunch of photos from the hill across the street from it. The only downside is that in the evening Chinese play loud music on the square in front of it, and it is really disturbing. The inside is amazing too. Mny impressive large statues, stupas, and so on.

1  Thank marialarsen99
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Beautiful and amazing building!
Need a lot of stamina and energy to walk up to the entrance, a lot of staircase inside the palace.
Do take noted that no photo and video recording inside.

1  Thank Jim T
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Part of the EBC tour, impressive monastery. Tight security, entry is timed and matched to your passport. Across the street is the post office. Stop and get cards for EBC.

Thank joe z
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Potala Palace is one of the must see places around Lhasa. We were lucky and visited on a sunny not so crowded day and could spend quite some time there. It is really impressive, so take your time and enjoy.

Thank Miriam B
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