Asked by Mr.Ronaldo from Argentina | Feb. 05, 2009 03:45
About:Potala Palace

We are a group of four backpack travelers, and we are planning a trip for Tibet to see Potala. I browsed some info, saying that we individual travelers have to book tickets in advance. The ticket offices only sell tickets to tour groups. Was that true? Can someone point out to us?Thanks!

Answers (2)
Answered by Mr.Tibetan | Feb. 05, 2009 20:03
The Potala Palace has stopped booking group tickets since November 18th, 2008. Individual travelers don’t need to reserve tickets in advance. All admission tickets are available on a walk up basis at the palace’s tickets offices. The offices are located halfway up the hill past the security checkpoint at the front entrance. Offices are open daily from 09:00 to 15:00.
After construction of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Potala Palace saw a sharp increase in the number of tourists. To help preserve the structure, the palace administrator changed the ticket distribution method to reduce the number of visitors. This change, however, makes it easier for individual persons to visit the palace.
Answered by Mrs.Anne from USA | Feb. 23, 2009 16:57
Hello, Mr Ronaldo
I'm Anne from USA. I'm also backpack traveler & went to
Tibet alone in 2007.
Visiting Tibet will be a one heck of journey.
I will help you anyway i can to make it little easer.
my E-mail add.|aboptics contact me directly.
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