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Potala Palace Accepts Advance Booking for Visit in Peak Season

Night Scene of Potala Palace in Lhasa, TibetACCORDING to the Potala Palace Administration, the number of travelers to the Potala Palace has increased rapidly as the number of tourists coming to visit Lhasa increased significantly. In order to strengthen the protection of the Potala Palace, in the tourist peak season, Potala Palace adopts a ticket system of booking and diverting, limiting the number of tourists to 5,000 per day. The individual must arrive at the Potala Palace Ticket Booking Office in advance and collect the booking tickets with his travel documents like the ID cards or passports.
 
The head of the Potala Palace Administration said that the Potala Palace had received 1.456 million visitors in 2017, and the number of visitors had reached a record high. According to the Lhasa Public Security Bureau, in order to purify the tourism market around the Potala Palace, the police have recently cracked down on such illegal acts as queueing for positions and taking advantage of the position of the Potala Palace and severely punished such illegal acts as scalping Potala Palace tickets. Dozens of law-breakers have been given administrative penalties for allegedly disturbing the rank of the tourism market.
 
The Potala Palace, built in the 7th century AD, is the most complete architectural complex of ancient palaces and castles preserved in Tibet. It has a rich collection of historical relics and was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1994.
 
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