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Visit Potala Palace for Free

Time: 01-11-2018 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

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The Potala Palace will implement a free visit policy from November 1st to March 15th 2019. During this period, visitor can use the ID card to collect free tickets for the day to visit. However, when the tourists are over 4,000, tourists need reserve tickets one day in advance. The visit time is tentatively scheduled from 9 am to 3 pm. If the number of tourists increases, the opening hour will be adjusted.

It is reported that from May 1 to October 31 each year is the busy season for tourism, the price of the ticket is 200 yuan; the low season is from November 1 to next April 30, the price of the tickets is 100 yuan. Due to the preferential policy of “Winter Tour in Tibet” launched by the Tibet Autonomous Region, the Potala Palace will implement a free visiyt policy from November 1st to March 15th, 2019.

During this period, visitor can take a valid ID card to the ticket office of Potala Palace to fetch free entrance tickets on the same day, where is located on 100 meters the west of the main entrance of the Potala Palace.

While implementing the free policy, in order to avoid excessive concentration of tourists lead to the pressure on the wooden buildings of the Potala Palace, visitor need reserve the entrance tickets one day in advance while the visitors over 4000. Tourists can check the visitor volume and tickets information on the official website of Potala Palace.

Due to the official website of the Potala Palace is operated high-load, the Management Office of Potala Palace will maintain and upgrade the system after the busy season. This time, the Management Office decided to temporarily close the official website of the Potala Palace at 00:00 am on November 1, 2018 to 00:00 on November 10, 2018 for equipment maintenance and system upgrade.

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Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  


1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?  

2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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