Tibet - Lhasa Tibet: Potala Palace. The Closest Place to Heaven on Earth

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Lhasa Tibet: Potala Palace. The Closest Place to Heaven on Earth

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(36 reviews)
Tibet, Tibet, China
45 mins

About the tour

Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world and likely the closest place to heaven. It was built in the 7th century AD during the time of the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and has a history of over 1,300 years. Its purpose was for Songtsen Gambo to marry Princess Wencheng. Today, it is still the governing center of Tibet's political and religious unity and the symbol of Tibet and the landmark of Lhasa. The entire palace was built on the mountainside with pure Tibetan style. Its height is more than 200 meters and an appearance of 13 floors, but only 9 floors. The Palace is composed of 2 parts, the Red Palace as the center and the White Palace as two wings. The Red Palace is the highest part in the center that is completely devoted to religious study and Buddhist prayer. The red color represents stateliness and power. The White Palace once served as the office building of Tibet local government and as a residence for Dalai Lama. Its wall was painted to white to convey peace and quiet. Your guide will also take you on a walk to nearby Zongjiao Lukang Park, the most famous water area near the Potala Palace. Most of the photos of the Potala Palace reflected in the water are taken from this park. The park itself is well planned and has pleasant scenery that is full of Tibetan-style. Join us for this spiritual journey.

Meet Jenny's China Tours

Jenny's China Tours

Jenny’s China Tours provides custom and private tours to Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin and throughout China. Our guides are China experts, speak great English and love sharing the history and culture of China with visitors. We have been delighted to share different parts of China virtually with new friends. We look forward to your visit. Meet our guides: • Cassie: Our Chengdu expert was born in Chengdu and shares the life of Pandas, city culture and history with energy and enthusiasm. She has been an expert guide since 2013 and loves travel, public speaking and meeting people from different cultures. • Alice: Probably our most outgoing guide, Alice is our Shanghai expert and goes above and beyond with every tour to make sure customers are happy and fulfilled. An avid traveller, she is the consummate professional and is always eager to share the history and culture of Shanghai. • Amber: Our Beijing expert became a tour guide after graduating college and has a passion for travel and is always planning her next trip. She delights in sharing the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the culture of Beijing. • Susan: Our expert Chengdu guide loves sharing Chengdu culture and history with visitors. She also has a passion for reading and has visited over 20 countries! This has helped her understand each country’s unique culture. • Apple: You won’t meet a more optimistic guide than our Shanghai expert Apple. As a local Shanghainese, she shares the city’s rapid ascent to modernity along with historic treasures of the Bund, Tianzifang and old Shanghai. • Eva: Our Xi’an expert is a master guide with over 16 years of experience and loves sharing the history of Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors, the last standing city wall all of Xi’an’s famous spots. She never misses a question and eager to share. • Sally: As a native Xi’an resident, Sally is an expert on her hometown and enjoys sharing its history and secrets. As a guide of over 20 years and a degree from Xi’an Foreign Language University, you won’t find a better ambassador to get to know Xi’an. • Yvonne: Our Guilin expert, Yvonne, used to be a translator before becoming a guide with over 15 years of experience now. With impeccable English and knowledge of Guilin, she lovers showing the amazing sights and history of this unique region of China. •Lee: Lee lives in a province called Qinghai in North Western China. his hometown is located at an intersection between the ancient Silk Road and the Tibetan plateau. It is rich in unique landscapes and diverse ethnic culture. Lee has worked as an interpreter and a guide specialising in adventure travel; he loves spending time in the natural world!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Tibet with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Tibet. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Tara W.

09 June 2021

A huge thank you to our respectful and courageous guides for offering this precious glimpse!

Edith N.

04 June 2021

Tibet has been on the bucket list - but so hard to get there. This was an opportunity to get to see a country that few see - a good spontaneous tour live by Heygo guide Cassie

Ann W.

02 June 2021

So pleased that I was part of this very first tour to Tibet! Just loved it.

Sharon G.

01 June 2021


Shirley M.

31 May 2021

Wonderful tour! Cassie is an adorable guide.

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