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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
+86 10 6404 4499
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful old buildings that used to be a prince’s palace but was gifted to the lamas hundreds of years ago. Tons of visitors but there are still spots of tranquility and always worth a visit. Ticket price is reasonable for about an hour of peace...More

Thank geetripper
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is acessible via Subway to YongHeGong Station (Line 2). The place is not really big but have a very great entrance with trees plant along the walkway to the temple. We was there in November when all the leaves turn in yellowish and...More

Thank LittleSparrow1979
Reviewed 6 days ago

This temple wasn't too busy when we arrived. A beautiful temple. It was nice to be able to go inside the rooms and wander freely.

Thank brooketsuer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need to consider +2h to visit; good to understand its history. Close to Confusius’ university... Several big Budha’s, one which is 18m tall and constructed out if a single tree! It took 6y to get the same transported to China...

Thank stevenvg2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool early winter- fresh winds blessed us with sun and blue skies and the Lama Temple is a great place to mingle with devotees, visitors and a cultural heritage and architecture that stuns! Good value, easy access and a relaxed atmosphere, don’t forget to pick...More

Thank Vibeke R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ancient palace is now serving as a temple. In early November, the path leading to the temple proper is amazingly beautiful, as golden ginkgo trees and the fallen leaves create a paradise-like atmosphere. Do not miss this if you are in Beijing in late...More

Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful and worth spending time here. The place was busy when we visited in the afternoon after our visit to the other temple nearby. I would be inclined to visit the Lama Temple before the Temple of Confucius in case there is not enough...More

Thank Chander_62
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful temple and monastery, one of my favorites places in the city. Colorful, peaceful and a bit magic. Many interesting statues of Buddha /including main 18 meters tall statue from sandal wood/ and other Gods. I want to visit it again next time I...More

Thank BBoyadjieva
Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing temple is a combination of Chinese and Tibetan styles. It hosts the so called “Three fabulous artworks” (?!), the three bronze statues of Buddha, the Five Hundred Arhat Hill and the 18 meters tall white sandalwood statue of Buddha. To me, it features...More

Thank Marco S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Need to see all the people offering incenses and asking for protection. Strange feeling to watch the ssmoke and smell the incese.

Thank Mooyao
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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