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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Not a super exciting temple- if there is such a thing. Easy to get to from downtown Beijing - take the #5 subway to the F stop. Inexpensive to go inside but not much to see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 972kevinl
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Just as we entering the compound, the snow began to fall and we’re all excited enjoying the snowflakes. It’s a huge area and you can spend longer times to explore and absorb its beauty. Washrooms are available and clean with good running water.

A quick info search tells us that this place is called, Quote: “Lamasery, or the Lama Temple, which is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. It was built in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) as the residence of the Emperor Yongzheng......” Unquote.

We didn’t need a guide here as we preferred to explore it on our own time. Great place to visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A most beautiful and tranquil temple in the busy city. Very well maintained, with one courtyard opening up after another; the grounds are full of tourists but also people who come to pray, offer incense; nice atmosphere.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Fedz2073
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Pleasant visit to Lama Temple. Learnt the crown prince, princes and noble youths lived a length of time here to receive their education, which included meditation and lectures by Tibetan mentors to learn ethics.

Adjacent to the temple is the Confucius College where the princes and qualified youths also studied various subjects including history, mathematics, administration, etc. There is an ‘Honour Roll’ carved in stone columns of all exceptional grads.

A civil examination was, at one point, three days long. It was open to all and those who pass would be assigned prestigious government posts. That makes our 3 hour long exams a piece of cake;D

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Nellie267
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Map fooled me about west entrance. Only the south one is working. there were audio guides before the entrance in rent. The temple itself consist of a number of buildings. It took me around two hours to check almost all of it. There were a lot of people praying and burning sticks. You definitely will not find "lonely place" there on weekends. Grab your water if you afraid of getting thirsty.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kateryna Z
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