Located in the Red Mountain east-western of the Lhasa City in Tibet, the Potala Palace is a large-scale palace fort type buildings featuring 13 floors with 110 meters high and 3750 meters above sea level. Covering an area of more than 100, 000 square meters, all building on pile of build are made of laying bricks or stones, winding its way to the top of the mountain, which makes people in dozens of miles away can overlook its high precision and at the same time, it is also an important symbol of Lhasa. It has been listed as an AAAAA level scenic spots in China and also the first one in Tibet.
Called as the pearl of the roof of the world, the Potala Palace is symbol of the Lhasa and even of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. It is also once the power center of the Tibet. Within this highest and most magnificent palace in the world, there are rich cultural relics and handicrafts and even some cultural heritage unique snow area.
Potala Palace, a great palace in the snow area, is a lighthouse in the snow area plateau. People anywhere in Lhasa will devoutly worship folded palms pointing to her forever. Meanwhile, having a history of 1300 years, the Potala Palace is the highest and the most majestic palace in the world infinitely stretching out the glory of the Tibetan culture. It truly belongs to the world heritage which can be touched, penetrated into without decorating. It is a combination of Tibetan religion, politics, history and art which can be regarded as Museum of Tibetan history.
Travel information: 1) ticket price: 200 RMB/adult in the peak season from 1st May to 31st October and 100 RMB/adult in the slack season from 1st November to 30th April; 2) opening time: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 a.m. and 15:30 p.m. -16:30 p.m. 3) Best time to visit: March to October when you can avoid rainy season and the cold winter. 4) ways to go there: take the No.1, 6, 12, 17,24 and 25 city public buses to the Labai Stop. 5) Duration: 4-5 hours. 6) do remember not to wear hat and take photos and trample threshold when visiting the Potala Palace.