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Potala Palace, Lhasa

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  • The palace was a fantastic place to explore, it is such a shame our guide was only given 1 hour to show us around, there was so much to see and so many huge tour groups looking around - but i guess...  more »
  • History and grandeur are incredible. Ignore the wimps who whine about the steps. You can do it. Some Tibetan pilgrims go up those steps on their knees. Go with a guide if possible, much more...  more »
  • Potala Palace or the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lamas is hard to miss and located right in the middle of Lhasa city. The palace is beautiful and grand and a sight to behold specially during evenings.....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Impressing place. There is a mystique sensation inside the building. A lot of máster art pieces inside the building, with gold and other materials. The architecture it's great, the history too and the panorámica views from the upper part are amazing.
  • 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!
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