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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
+86 10 6404 4499
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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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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
+86 10 6404 4499
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This temple complex was built in the 17th and 18th centuries, and is still a working Buddhist temple. Incense is offered as you enter and there are many braziers where you can light the incense and offer up a prayer. In the north west corner...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit here. A stunning representation of a Buddhist temple. The temple is still very active today with many locals still worshipping there. The aroma of incense is thick in the air and the buddhas in the temple are not only enormous but...More

Thank Jodi R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I suspect I've been here at least a half a dozen times and I seemingly can always find time for a tranquil stroll through the grounds and buildings. Note that you are no longer allowed to bring your own incense into the temple. Instead, the...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, as my friends said, "another beautiful temple, another wonderful sculpture..." but this was different. A vibrant, active temple in the middle of Beijing. Light incense, offer a prayer, and enjoy an experience you can't have in Kansas.

Thank mkreese
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 84 tall Buddha is the highlight, but the buildings have many colorful statues. They give away free incense to burn at the temple so the are is pungent with it. It is a series of courtyards, keep going till you see the great Buddha.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first I thought it's just an ordinary temple, until I reached the final hall with the Maitreya Buddha statue whose hight height is... 18m (sic!).

Thank Jakub K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this pleasant temple was less crowded than many places like Temple of Heaven or summer palace and it was full of active worshippers. this made it more interesting i think and a nice break from the touristy crowds. people were quiet and observant and respectful...More

Thank Carla D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to try and catch this place around a holiday so you can see all teh people milling about praying and playing. The walk is nice and there are great photo opportunities outside the temple buildings. I heard some more parts of this place...More

Thank beijinger14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful temple with fantastic buddhas. Very peaceful and the outside of the temple is colourful. Unfortunately its very dirty inside with dusts on statues, banners etc

Thank gullabella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple complex is much more massive than it looks at first, so give yourself enough time. Buildings are lovely, but it is probably worth hiring an audio guide for more information as well (I forgot). There was an interesting exhibition stressing how Chinese authorities...More

Thank Marina T
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Emma B
6 November 2016|
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Response from Sonal R | Reviewed this property |
No it closes at 4:00 or 4:30 PM. You will just see the entrance gate .
28 September 2016|
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Response from Claire S | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of day and the weather, you have to really be careful about traffic getting to the airport! One trip by taxi took us 50 min (from close to the Forbidden City), and another took almost 2 hours (from same... More