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Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple is in the heart of Lhasa downtown. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan...more
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
The Jokhang Temple is the first one in Tibet and was founded in the C7th. Outside the entrance you may well see members of the public prostrating themselves in respect to Buddha.
There is a nominal entrance fee, but once inside you can meander through...More
I’ve learned that having a knowledgable and cultured tour guide makes the experiences here in Lhasa and Tibet extremely important and our local Tibetan tour guide arranged through agency “Explore Tibet” helped us to have an amazing day and educational visit at Jokhang Temple today....More
Went there on Saturday morning and it was packed with locals praying and tourists visiting the beautiful temple. The Jokhang temple, considered the “spiritual heart of the city” and the most sacred in Tibet, is at the center of an ancient network of Buddhist temples...More
Although not truly unique or remarkable as far as architecture or the interior temples, this is still the holy site which is at the center of the Barkhor Street loop. There is a large plaza at the front with tall "Victory" poles. There is a...More
This is the holiest site in Tibet- its the most incredible of experiences- if you are fortunate to take that once in a lifetime trip to Tibet you really mustn't miss the Jokhang and the Barkhor- the essence of Tibet
Welcomed by the smell of smouldering sage and juniper at the entrance, this is very much a working temple with many worshippers inside and out paying their respects and praying. 7th Century temple with lots of interesting history attached