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Potala Palace to resume low-season ticket fees

By Liu Fang, Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2019年03月12日 09:46

The Potala Palace, a must-see tourist attraction, is located in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous region. The palace was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.

According to official announcement, "Winter Tour to Tibet" activity will come to an end on Mar. 15; meanwhile the Potala Palace is going to charge 100 yuan RMB for entrance tickets, which is the half price of normal charge. 

Potala Palace administration carries out a series of measures to offer travelers more convenience. Visitors can make reservations with their ID cards on the spot and change tickets the next day. The Potala Palace Reservation Desk is available at 8:00 a.m every day. During summer the peak season, visitors can go there two hours earlier. One can book no more than four tickets at a time, but he or she needs to use ID cards of whom want to visit the palace.

In addition, visitors could purchase tickets from the official website (www.potalapalace.cn). If tourists choose the second way, they can purchase the tickets by using Alipay, and entering the scenic site only need to show their ID card. It is easier to get online electronic tickets from 14:00 to 15:00 every day. Ticket holders are required to visit the Potala Palace during the scheduled time, otherwise, the ticket is considered invalid, and cannot be booked within seven days. 

The number of travelers visiting the Potala Palace is limited to 5,000 every day. However, during the peak season, when the number of visitors surges, Potala Palace administration will launch the emergency plan to accept additional 2,000 visitors. 

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