One of the most recognizable palaces, the Potala Palace, is both the symbol of Tibet and of the city of Lhasa. Built to commemorate the marriage of the 33rd king of Tibet, Soongtsan Gampo and the Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang Dynasty. Later it became the home of the Dalai Lama and the center of both religion and politics in Tibet. What makes this palace a symbol is its unique construction. Majestically perched on the side of a mountain, it boasts the title of largest palace and the palace at the highest altitude at a staggering 3,700 meters above sea level. Another amazing number is that this palace holds over ten thousand pillars. The entire structure is decorated with countless antiques, religious artifacts, and colorful paintings that showcase both the history of the region and Buddhist stories. Overall, this palace has the possibility of being the highlight to the city of Lhasa.
Opening Hours: 9:00-12:00，15:30-16:30(except holidays and festivals or large-scale activities）
Entrance Ticket: May1st-Oct31st:CNY200 ; Nov1st-Apr30st:CNY100