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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Lama Temple in Beijing was originally the residence of Prince Yong. When he ascended as Emperor the site was converted half in the Emperor's Palace and half into a Buddhist Lamasery. You can find many different religious objects and art articles. The site has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Temple is actually a complex of temples that are decorated beautifully. Each building was dedicated to a different Buddha and learning about all the different Buddhas was exciting. This is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. The architecture was incredible you...More

Thank DeniseReaves
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lama Temple isn't as well known as some of the other sites in Beijing, but it was one of my favorite. There was a deep spiritual feeling here, and it was fascinating to learn how the temple currently operates, as well as its historical...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lama temple is very beautiful and serene! There is a quiet stillness as you move around the premises! It is opens daily from 9am-4:30pm. The cost is 25 yuan to enter. Very inexpensive! The architecture is so detailed and breathtaking. People come here to worship....More

Thank Cassandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is well worth a visit and easy to access from the metro. The buildings are well looked after and there are so many people here to worship that it feels very much alive.

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Formerly an imperial palace, later converted into a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, the Lama Temple is one of Beijing's most famous monasteries. Construction started in 1694. The Yonghe Temple, also known as the Yonghe Lamasery, or simply known as the Lama Temple. This is a working...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not in official tour programs but definitely worth a visit. Go a couple of days before tour to be able to enjoy this temple.

Thank Monica R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since we are catholic we just visited the place at the entrance of the temple. Hutong is just along the street. Enchanting sounds can be heared outside the temple. This place is accessible via subway. Confucious temple is also nearby.

Thank daphne-jem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lama Temple is great. Gorgeous displays of devotion to Buddhism. The temples design beautiful, and statues and paintings and offerings splendid!!! Go Visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lama (Yonghe)Temple, also known as Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery is a Tibetan style and the largest temple complex in Beijing. In Wanfu Pavilion or aka Pavilion of Ten Thousand Happiness enshrines the Meitreya Buddha- an 18 meters above ground tall and 8 meters under...More

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NHANNGUYEN2036
24 August 2018|
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Response from jacksonleungcs | Reviewed this property |
Many. all along the road across the main entrance
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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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