Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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How to get there
  • Yonghegong Lama Temple • 3 min walk
  • Beixinqiao • 10 min walk
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4.5
4,205 reviews
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Oscar Tegni
Stockholm, Sweden22 contributions
Mar. 2021
Beautiful and cool place that should be on your list of places to see in Beijing.
Its covers a huge area, pavilion after pavilion. Would recommend having a guide to to understand the history and architecture.
Written 2 November 2021
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Malgorzata
11,025 contributions
Oct. 2020
An amazing Buddhist temple in the heart of Beijing. Beautiful temple complex was built in 1694. Formerly a prince's home, then a royal palace and finally becoming a temple in the mid-18 century. Lama Temple has beautiful grounds, amazing architecture and practicing monks. The architecture and layout of this place is really incredible, the giant sandalwood carved Buddha is particularly impressive. In this temple we can see also the bronze Buddhas of past, present, and future. Worth a visit if only to enjoy the peace and tranquility, and escape the noise of modern Beijing. One of my favorite spots in Beijing which I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.
Written 29 September 2021
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KW M
Belfast, UK542 contributions
Oct. 2020
I have lived in China for several years, and perhaps I have grown complacent, but temples like this are through all Chinese cities. The architecture, the colours, the history and the landscaping are all lovely. If you have never been to a temple in China, or if you thoroughly enjoy them, go have a look, it is very easy to get to as the metro stops right there. If you have limited time, or if you have seen a few temple complexes before, you can skip it, Beijing has many more sites to explore.
Written 6 October 2020
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BettyG
74 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Couples
We live in China for several years so for us it was “another buddhist temple” but I believe for new comers it is stunning and unique place :) They care about this landmark, all looks nice, very lively place.
Written 26 September 2020
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325beth
Valencia, Spain44 contributions
Sep. 2019
A beautiful and relaxing temple. Very impressive buildings and a great insight into Chinese Buddhist temples. Would recommend if visiting Beijing.
Written 16 August 2020
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL234 contributions
Jan. 2020
This is one of the finest examples of a functioning Buddhist temple you will find in China. You will see many monks and worshippers burning incense to Buddha and get to walk in and through a number of buildings that the Emperor actually lived in during the 1750's AD. There are many different Buddhist statutes but the most impressive of all is a 50 ft tall wooden Buddha carved from a single sandlewood tree trunk. It is so big that the building had to be built around the Buddha after it had been moved into pace. Worth a look.
Written 8 April 2020
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152globetrotter85
Derby, UK43 contributions
Nov. 2019
A beautiful and large temple. Incredibly peaceful place for meditation and incense provided for prayers.
Written 27 March 2020
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Jennifer S
Beijing, China53 contributions
Apr. 2019
Impressive and beautiful, lots of photo opportunities. Can be very crowded. Best days to go are weekdays, never on a local holiday.
Written 8 March 2020
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carlosv
San Francisco, CA7 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Visited the Lama Temple, Hutong, panda zoo, Jingshan Park, and Olympic Stadium in one day. We traveled the right time of the year. No crowds, no waiting in lines, and front row for everything. Jackson, our guide was amazing. Spoke very good English and he was very knowledgeable. We toured Hutong on a rickshaw and had lunch with a local family. No complaints when you get to tour like that. My wife and I really enjoyed it. Highly recommended
Written 25 January 2020
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Sarah
Selangor, Malaysia30 contributions
Dec. 2019
There are many people visiting this temple, but what really caught my eyes is the architecture. This is the first location I went, and it was a very good start.
Written 21 January 2020
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