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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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No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
+86 10 6404 4499
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really nice buddhist temple! Very well conserved. It is unusual to see temples in Beijing since chinese are not really religious. When you arrive at the entrance they give you sticks for free, which you can light in front of the different buildings dedicated to...More

Thank Marstakar
Reviewed 5 days ago

According to Thorldeard, the palace was built by a king for his mother. This lady was looking for beauty and eternal life, and in China is the eternal symbol of peach fruit. For this reason, the garden is also designed as peach shaped. This design...More

Thank Sep S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The complex of Tibetan-style temples is impressive, probably the one I liked most in Beijing. The atmosphere here is real, despite the many tourists. There's a lot of incense burning and monks praying. There are various chambers and a very tall standing Buddha in the...More

Thank AChiara78
Reviewed 6 days ago

This temple is very unusual and a place of worship. I am glad I visited it to get an in-depth view into the culture and history of China. Be prepared for a lot of walking and oppressive numbers of visitors.

Thank ProfessionalFemale
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only have time for one temple in Beijing, this is what you have to visit. Superb architecture, impressive Buda statues and monks around. It will take you about 1,5 hours to visit, and can complete your morning with a walk in the adjacent...More

Thank samueljuarez1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beautiful temples, the religious rites, the incense, the whole atmosphere of the place is an awesome experience.

Thank DeGeCe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Temple is worth a short visit - it's colorful, some of the pictures are just stunning, fragrant and still very much active. It tends to get really crowded, so I recommend visiting it as early as possible.

Thank Rynalau
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple is in essence the temple of heaven, still actively used by Buddhist who prostrated before the bronze statues of The Tibetan Buddha. The atmosphere here was very serene. Again, Bill our guide was very knowledgeable and walked at a comfortable pace so that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was the previous resident of one of the famous prince in Ching's Dynasty. The temple is more like the Mongolian-Tibetan Buddhism with red and yellow as main colour to the building. Usually, this place is part of the day tour walking trip, from...More

Thank eddyTbd
Reviewed 1 week ago

As it's the biggest and most genuine Buddhist Temple outside Tibet, it's definitely worth visiting! The last building houses the world's tallest Maitreya statue ( 18m tall with an additional 8m underground, making it 26m in total) carved from a single piece of White Sandalwood

Thank Christopher P
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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