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Potala Palace

4.8/512,515 Reviews

Business Hours

9:00-16:40 (due to the policy of the Potala Palace, the specific visit time is subject to the guide notice)


No. 35, Beijing Middle Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa City
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About Potala Palace

Potala Palace is a transliteration of Sanskrit and is also translated as Putuo. It originally refers to the residence of Guanyin Bodhisattva. The main buildings of the Palace are the White House and the Red Palace. The White House is the place where the Lama lives and conducts political activities. The Red Palace is the spiritual tower and temple of various Lamas. It is praised as one of the top ten greatest buildings in the world. The Potala Palace is a symbol of Tibet. It is the residence of the Lama’s Winter Palace and is also the center of Tibet’s political and religious unity.
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