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Jokhang Temple

Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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A visit to Lhasa without visisting Jokhang Temple is not complete. So Jokhang Temple is by no means one of most important attractions in capital city of Lhasa, Tibet. 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 Pilgrims. As the most sacred temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple is situated in Lhasa city and attracts many pilgrims to worship and circumambulating around. The temple was founded during King Songtsen Gampo’ reign (617-650 AD). At that time, the King built the temple to welcome his two brides, Princess Bhrikuti from Nepal and Princess Wencheng from China in Tang Dynasty. Both princesses brought statues of Jowo Sakyamuni as their dowries, therefore, Songtsen decided to build a temple to house these important statues. Together with Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple was built as well to place the statue brought by Princess Wencheng. Later, the statue was moved to Jokhang Temple as well for better protection.
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Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the buddha statue lives, that has been blessed by the actual Buddha, back in the 7th century. I wish I could have taken more pictures, but most of the amazing areas (rooftop, temple buildings) are all pictures/cameras off-limits. In more recent history,...More

Thank ninska_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

A palce of worship and devotion. The pleaset smell of burning yak butter and incense give that magical feeling of being in a godly land.

Thank DPKW007
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jokhang Temple is the most revered temple in Tibetan Buddhism. This is clear from the pilgrims and worshippers who walk around the temple and worship at the enterance. I believe worshippers have to wait for early morning entry while the main part of the...More

1  Thank JPWRDB
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot visit Lhasa and not go to the Jokang. Possibly the most famous Tibetan Buddhist temple in Tibet and home of the famous Jawo Buddha, revered as the most precious statue in Tibet. So we went! I was travelling with a group and the...More

2  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a very compact temple in the middle of bakhor street. perhaps the best kept of its kind and pretty colourful for great pictures. They have freelance guides for hire on site. I didn't learn much from our guide named norbu from Explore Tibet.

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jokhang Temple is not just another highlight in Lhasa, the place is filled with historical meaning and religious meaning. Respectfully situated at the center of Lhasa. Walking through the temple and listen to the historic stories, and watching Tibetan Buddhists prays fulfilled my thoughts of...More

Thank DrWoofiez P R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 14th century temple is the spiritual centre of Lhasa.It is very crowded and you cannot enter without a guide.

Thank Jennefer N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jokhang Temple is the spiritual centre of Lhasa and is the holiest destination for Tibetan pilgrims. From all over Tibet, the pilgrims make their way to Jokhang on foot, and then cover the last several miles prostrating on the ground. Around the exterior of the...More

1  Thank Cheng S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest Buddha temple and it is believed that the Gautama himself was here. It is better to go with a person who knows the history behind the temple. One person from Tibet accompanied us and told us the full history...More

Thank RamGanesan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jokhang is regarded as having been consecrated by Lord Buddha himself, and the atmosphere inside transports the visitor back two millennia. Wherever they are from, the tourists at the structure are silent, and in each face can be seen the influence of history expressed in...More

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