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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 good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
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"burning incense"
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Reviewed yesterday

Not too many smoke from the incenses and wasn't as crowed as other places. We were there about an hour with our tour guide.

Thank Travel-adventure21
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

... if you really do not know what to do with your time in Beijing, then you can go to the Yonghe Lamasery Temple, 雍和宫, "Palace of Peace and Harmony", of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism located in Dongcheng District. The building and artwork...More

Thank Sabi W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Yonghe Lama Temple can be reached via Subway Line-2 or Line-5 Yonghegong station. We took the Exit C, turned left and walked along the sidewalk next to a long red wall in which the Lama Temple is located inside. The entrance fee is RMB25. This...More

Thank Xin-Fang
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful courtyards, buildings and atmosphere. Displays to look at of a variety of interesting things. well worth it. Check the opening times.

Thank Julie A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly atmospheric temple with stunning artefacts on display. It is extremely reasonably priced, although the audio guide is very soft and quite difficult to follow (in English at least). Located opposite the Hutong district it’s well worth visiting the two together.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with a tour guide. You don’t have to have a guide, but we did find it helpful to have some of the history and special aspects explained to us. It is a beautiful place to walk around.

Thank TwoWas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful series of temples, very interstig to see the people worshiping as well as the monks. The different figures inside the temple are also impressive. We were sort of rushed by our tour guide, but this place is worth visiting for at least an hour

Thank Freddy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lama Temple is one of my favourite Temples in Beijing. It is in a more condensed space, with quality, not quanity!

Thank BElectricBeijing
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of Ginko trees and history. We spent maybe 45 minutes here as it was one of many temples we saw. But it's worth time.

Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice little wander from the incense at the beginning to the giant Buddha in the middle to the beautiful architecture. Take an hour or so and have a wander around and forget the crowded city around you. Watching Chinese people give their prayers...More

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Helen L
29 January 2018|
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Response from LondonHH72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you could visit without one. But, I think going with a guide would be beneficial. That is what we did.
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Beth R
29 December 2017|
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Response from Suman R | Reviewed this property |
Lama Temple is very near to subway. so reaching there is fairly easy
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