Introduction to Potala Palace (布达拉宫)
Potala Palace is considered a model of Tibetan architecture and was originally built in the 7th Century by King Songtsan Gampo. Perched high up on the Red Hills, this ancient architectural complex remains the signature sight which represents Tibet. The palace is constructed using wood and stone structure and is split into two areas: The White Palace and The Red Palace.
No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road， Chengguan District, Lhasa
Admission Fee: 200 Yuan (May–October), 100 Yuan (November–April)
White Palace, Maitreya Chapel, Red Palace, Dharma Cave, Saint Kwun Yum Hall
1. Potala Palace is 3,700 meters above sea level, make sure you take rests and drink plenty of water when climbing the stairs leading up to Potala Palace.
2. Photos are not allowed to be taken within Potala Palace.
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