The iconic Potala palace in Tibet’s capital city, Lhasa, is waived of the charges to visit the place to the public for the next three months. This entry to other quality tourist attractions has also been made entry free to the public in a campaign to boost tourism development in the region.
“The iconic Potala Palace in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will be open to the public free of charge for three months, as authorities are striving to promote winter tourism.” said the report in the Xinhua report.
The campaign began from the beginning of this month, i.e., February 1 till the end of April in an effort to promote tourism in the region. The public and the tourists will be give free admission as a part of Tibet’s “Winter Tourism in Tibet” program, which will also offer free admission to all other major tourist attractions in the region.
The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China occupied Tibet was the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site attracting millions of visitors from across the world every year.