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  the Potala
by Bonobo2005

A magnificent building from the outside, an unbelievable number and variety of Buddhist figures and relics inside.

I was in a guided tour that was included in the initial 3-day package. I was a little embarrassed, because the touristgroups are guided anti-clockwise through the palace of the Dalai Lama in exile, while all pelgrims are doing the circuit (of course) clockwise.

Further the group was too large and the guide didn't speak English very well. So I think it pays to have your own knowledgable guide.

Oh, and don't forget to show your student card (any plastic card with photo may do), gives a big discount on the huge admfee.

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  • Updated May 26, 2003
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