Photographer's Note

Visiting the Potala Palace

Only 2300 tickets are issued each day, 1600 for the travel agents and 700 for individual tourists )being now not allowed )
The visit of Potala Palace is set strictly,all tourists have to enter from the east main entrance( this stair)
time is limited in 1 to 1.5 hours

Be aware of the taboos of Tibetan Buddhism during the visit.
Don't wear a hat or sunglasses; don't step on the doorsill; don't smoke in the halls; don't take photos in the palace although it is allowed outside the palace

Meaning of Potala
Potala named after a holy hill in South India is a Sanskrit word meaning "Abode of the Avalokitesvara (Buddha of Mercy).

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