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Best Places to Take Picture of Potala Palace Lhasa

Sunday, August 9th, 2020
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Plan your Lhasa tour? Visiting Potala Palace is one of your highlights in your Lhasa trip. Many visitors would like to take some photos of Potala Palace bringing their memory back home. There are many places to view and photograph Potala Palace sitting on a hill in the heart of Lhasa city.

You may walk around Potala Palace in a clockwise direction, a religion kora and take some pictures of Potala Palace from different angles and spots. Wandering on the path circling Potala Palace takes you approxi. 40 minutes.

There two best places to have an overview of Potala Palace for pictures taking – the Medicine King Hill and Palubuk Rock Temple both to the southwest of the palace. It takes you 2 yuan to take photos on the viewing platform on the hill. The entrance to Palubuk Temple costs you 20 yuan.

Shooting Potala Palace on the Medicine King Hill
This is the entrance gate leading up to the sightseeing platform on the Medicine King Hill to the southwest of Potala Palace, just a few minutes’s walk from the west gate of the palace. 

I zoom in and have a clear and bigger picture of Potala Palace standing on a hill slope, which is mainly composed of two parts – the White Palace and the Red Palace. The White Palace is the former residence of the Dalai Lama. The Red Palace accommodates the Spirit Pagodas.

I zoom in and have a clear and bigger picture of Potala Palace.

I zoom in and have a clear and bigger picture of Potala Palace from the Medicine King Hill

 
I zoom out and have a distant view of Potala Palace with its square to its south.

I zoom out and have a distant view of Potala Palace with its square to the south.

 
Shooting Potala Palace from Palubuk Temple
To the southwest of the palace, walking a road rimming the west foot of the Medicine King Hill, soon you will see a temple standing the hilllside. This is the Palubuk temple, a kind of temple built on the rock in the hill.

Palubuk Temple was built during the King Songtsan Gampo’s Time, and has a long history over 1200 years. It is said that the statues of Shakyamuni and his disciples were carved naturally from the rcok in the hill.  The King Songtsan Gampo and his two sons all had lived in this temple.

Now we are inside the courtard of the temple and follow the arrow, walk on the steps leading to the different storeys of the temple.
  

follow the arrow, walk the steps leading to the different storeys of the temple.

 
Have a clear and overall picture of Potala Palace from the top floor of the temple.

Have a clear and overall picture of Potala Palace from the top floor of the temple

 
Shooting Potala Palace from its different sides
  
Shooting Potala Palace from its southeast side. 

Shooting Potala Palace from its southeast side.

Shooting Potala Palace from its southwest side.

Shooting Potala Palace from its southwest side.

 
Shooting from the middle at its south 

Shooting from the middle at its south

 
Doves and the palace

oves and the palace

Tip : Hassle-free Lhasa  Guided Tours

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If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Lhasa guided tours:

4 Days Lhasa City Tour  Starting RMB 2500
5 Days Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour  Starting RMB 3390 p/p
6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Tour  Starting RMB 3950 p/p
8 Days Lhasa Mt.Everest Kathmandu Tour  Starting RMB 5540 p/p
9 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour  Starting RMB 6110 p/p
8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour  Starting RMB 5230 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Lhasa
Best time to Visit Lhasa
Where to Stay in Lhasa
Lhasa Trip
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Lhasa Railway Station
Potala Palace Lhasa
Xian Lhasa Flight
Sera Monastery
Lhasa Beijing Road
Drak Yerpa Monastery
Lhasa Pilgrim Circuits

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