Potala Palace 1 Year From Online Ticket Booking
An online ticket booking system for the Potala Palace is likely to be put into operation in 2013.
The Tibetan authority fixed the upper limit for daily visits at 4,000, and all tickets must be ordered in advance. The move is meant to ease the tensions of long queues in front of this Buddhist holy place, which typically becomes acute in the peak season between May and October.
In preparation for two years, the online system still needs a year before formal function.
The visiting hours for the Potala Palace stretch between 7:30 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. No more than 100 visitors are allowed to enter the palace every 20 minutes, and the duration of a visit is restricted to one hour. Now you can buy Potala tickets by yourself at the windows, however, it is difficult to get cause the tickets are limited for individual travelers, you'd better buy it though travel agency. If you want more details click here.