Potala Palace

Tucked into Lhasa’s iconic Red Hill, Potala Palace is the highest palace in the world, with its main structure sitting more than 12,000 feet above sea level. Its sprawling structures are divided into two parts, known as the Red and White palaces. Travelers who venture to this religious Mecca will find a center devoted to Buddhist prayer and impressive, detailed murals located inside the Great West Hall. The Dharma Cave and Saint’s Chapel date all the way back to the seventh century, offering visitors a chance to connect with Tibet’s rich history in a truly unique way. 

The White Palace, which once housed local Tibetan government, now serves as the living quarters for the Dalai Lama. It’s also home to a school, seminary, printing house, well-kept gardens and even a jail. In addition to breathtaking views, visitors will find cultural relics, brightly colored murals and hand-carved statues dating back to ancient times.

Practical Info

Polata Palace is located at 35 Beijing Middle Road in Chengguan in Lhasa, and as with many sites, the Chinese government strictly controls entrance. All travelers must enter from the east main entrance, and all visits are limited to one hour. During high season, from May 1 to October 31, travelers must apply for reservation tickets to enter the palace. Although they are free, it is not possible to enter the grounds without them. No liquids are allowed in the palace, and a thorough security check is administered. Be sure to respect Tibetan Buddhist customs by not stepping on thresholds or wearing hats.
Adres: 35 Beijing Middle Rd, Lhasa, China
Openingstijden: May-Oct 7:30am-6:40pm Nov-Apr 9am-4pm
Toegang: May-Oct 200RMB; Nov-Apr 100RMB
Meer lezen

Tours en activiteiten (3)

Alles wissen
Data selecteren
Sorteren op:Standaard

Beste attracties in Lhasa

Aanbevolen voor Lhasa

Is het niet mogelijk om online te boeken?
+31 85 888 1845
Bel naar +31 85 888 1845