Tips for Purchasing the Admission Ticket of Potala Palace
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Tips for Purchasing the Admission Ticket of Potala Palace

Update: Jun. 5th, 2014

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Tips for Purchasing the Admission Ticket of Potala Palace

Potala Palace keeps attracting a large number of visitors with its magnificent construction, rich relics and profound culture. But there is strict restriction on the daily number of visitors in Potala Palace, and the demand of the tickets greatly exceeds the supply in the high season. As a professional Tibet tour operator, Tibet Tour would like to provide some practical tips for purchasing the admission ticket of Potala Palace.

The price of the admission ticket of Potala Palace is CNY100 per person in the low/shoulder season between November 1st and April 30th of the next year. In the high season between May 1st and October 31st, the price of the admission ticket of Potala Palace is CNY200 per person. Potala Palace was mainly constructed with soil, wood and stone. For the protection and preservation of Potala Palace, the administration office set a strict restriction on the daily number of visitors. Potala Palace would receive 2300 visitors each day at most, among which 700 tickets would be sold to tourists making a self-help tour in Tibet and the left tickets would be sold to tour groups.

Tourists making a self-help tour in Tibet and willing to pay a visit to Potala Palace should note that the admission ticket of Potala Palace should be booked one day in advance between May and 1st and October 31st. Actually, tourists can't buy a ticket at the ticket office directly in the high season. Instead, tourists are required to get a Certificate for Purchasing the Admission Ticket of Potala Palace with valid ID card. Each person could get 4 Certificates with 4 valid ID cards at most.

Tourists obtained the Certificate for Purchasing the Admission Ticket of Potala Palace could find details regarding your visiting time and get into Potala Palace on time, or your certificate will be regarded as invalid. Climb up to the ticket office of Potala Palace and then purchase the admission ticket with valid ID card and Certificate. In the shoulder season and low season, visitors could enter into Potala Palace via the front gate and buy an admission ticket directly.

Tips for Visiting Potala Palace

To provide convenience for tourists making a self-help trip in Tibet, Potala Palace had opened its official website in May. It is reported that several hundreds of admission tickets will be put on the website and visitors could book these tickets with valid ID card online directly.

Except for the restriction on the daily number of visitors entering into Potala Place, there is also strict restriction on the visiting time for each visitor. Visitors only have one hour in Potala Palace once you step into the White Palace. Oxygen bottle and camera are forbidden in Potala Palace. Besides, visitors should also take off your hat and and sunglasses.

Many Buddhas were enshrined in the chapels in Potala Palace. Tourists visiting Potala Palace are strongly suggested to respect the Buddhism traditions and never touch the Buddhas or religious instruments so as to avoid unnecessary troubles.

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