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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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Address: No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
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Phone Number: +86 10 6404 4499
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect...

A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect temple, which features an impressive fifty-four-foot high Buddha carved from one piece of Tibetan sandalwood.

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Serene , calm and soulful

This was my most cherished experience in Beijing amongst the traditional experiences. The Temple is short walk from Yonghegong Metro station exit D. After buying the entrance... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my most cherished experience in Beijing amongst the traditional experiences. The Temple is short walk from Yonghegong Metro station exit D. After buying the entrance ticket, one enters the main compound and walkway. This leads to a series of chambers ( typical in China) and courtyards with people offering prayers and incense sticks. The ultimate build up is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lama Temple is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Beijing, formerly known as Yong Zheng's official residence, after admission along the axis of a pedestrian, Timon, Zhao king hall, Lama Temple, eisuke temple, Falun hall and Wanvog main attractions can be perceived. The statue of the Buddha to make people feel solemn, one of the Royal meteorological.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would argue this is better than the Forbidden City! I would add it to a shortlist of off the beaten path must sees! I felt this was an authentic Chinese experience as many locals were there to worship. Please be aware of the sanctity of this temple complex and do not take pictures of the monks, Buddhas, or people... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is worth a visit, try and visit in the morning as there are less crowds and more locals there to pray.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Lama Temple is the biggest Tibetan Temple in Beijing. It isn’t one temple, but an entire complex with multiple temples. When you enter they give a small box with incense sticks inside, so you can burn them in front of the temples in appreciation of the Buddha. You can also offer them in the other temples. For that there... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the madness of central Beijing, this is a wonderful place. Still a working temple. Such a feeling of peace. We were in Beijing for 5 days and did a lot of temples and palaces, but this one is the best

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found the temp,e quiet easy to get to on the subway. It was very crowded even on a weekday and the incense burning it pretty intense. Walk around the temple there is plenty to see and lots of extra rooms to look at old treasure I'd suggest you hit the hutons for some great food, or even a drink after... More 

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very impressive Tibetan Buddist temple, the second biggest in the world. It's a very impressive place indeed - the highlight is probably the huge wooden Buddha statue in the main hall. But what really sets this place apart from the other main sights in Beijing is the fact that this place is mostly visited by worshippers, rather than tourists.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An active temple in the middle of Beijing is totally unexpected, but then this temple has an extraordinary history. It was once the home of a prince who became the emperor . It was saved from the Red Guards by the Premier Chou en lai himself. It is certainly a site worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with a private guide so transportation was easy since we had a car and driver. Traffic being what it is in Beijing, it took a long time to get here after visiting the Hutong area. We visited late afternoon so it was not too crowded. The setting of the temple is lovely. But to be honest, temples... More 

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