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“Beautiful Temple”

Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
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Private Half-Day Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple...
Ranked #22 of 1,635 things to do in Beijing
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Easy place to find on the subway. Beautiful design and architecture, including the colours. Was quite serene and relaxing just slowly walking around and appreciating this site. Not very busy despite the bustle of the city out on the street. Worth a visit.

Thank Randall K
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a Tibetan buddhist temple. The smell of incense is all over the place, which is beautiful. It has a 26 long buddah statue carved of one tree (MAGICAL) you can see monks praying. There is a temple near it give it a visit as well (Confucian temple)

Thank AsmaZaher
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

After the forbidden city, this was a nice change. Elegant and atmospheric, get your free incense sticks at the entrance and place these at the many entrances to the different temple buildings. You need about an hour to go round and then wander the Hutongs near by.

Thank JoelMariaandSam
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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.

Thank Kevin L
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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.

1  Thank Kokobuan
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