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Standing in the Middle Beiing road on the Red Hill of Lhasa, the Potala Palace is known as the highest palace and one of the most famous architectural works in the world. the Potala Palace is a treasure house of Tibetan history, religion, culture, and art. The palace, well worth visiting for its artistic value, historic purposes, and cultural awareness, has been regarded as the No. 1 must-see attraction in Tibet.

Lhasa Potala Palace

The Potala Palace was first built in the 7th century and reconstructed in the 17th century. The palace consisits of 2 main parts: the Red palace and the White palace. The main building has 13 storeys with 117 meters in height, and is composed of the Hall of Stupas of successive Dalai Lamas and halls of Buddhas. The White palace is the residence of the Dalai Lama and place for handling political and religious affairs.

Address: on the Moburi (Red) Hill, the northern part of Lhasa, Tibet
Opening time: 09:30 - 13:00; 15:00 - 18:00
Admission: 100 RMB/person


  1. Visiting the golden roofs costs an extra fee of 10 RMB. Taking pictures inside the palace also charges extra fees.
  2. You’d better book the entrance ticket one day beforehand during the peak season.

Tourist Map of Potala Palace

Tourist Map of Potala Palace

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