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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

12 Yonghegong Dajie, Beijxinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
010-64044499
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Ranked #17 of 1,244 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect temple, which features an impressive fifty-four-foot (25m) high Buddha... more »
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Really beautiful temple complex. It keeps going and going, and it was interesting to explore and admire. As with many sights in Beijing, it was a bit crowded in some areas.

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This was a great stop. To me, the religion of an area really speaks to its culture and the Lama Temple does not disappoint. My favorite thing was going at the end of the lunar calendar. Because of this, we were able to hear the monks chanting. This was apparently rare and even our tour guide was surprised it was... More

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San Francisco, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I appreciated this temple! Not crowded and you not only see tourists but you see many coming to worship. I would highly recommend coming to see more of the Buddhist culture.

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Lama temple is at least my favorite temple in Beijing area. It is easy to get there and it is not too crowded.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I enjoyed this even better than the Forbidden City. It once belonged to one of the sons of the Emperor, but eventually became a temple. It is an active place of worship for Buddhists. Beautiful architecture. Reasonable price. Not as crowded as some of the other attractions. Loved it.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a working temple in Beijing. You can go to sightsee or to pray for good luck in the rest of your travels. EIther way it is a great location within the city and there is a great vegitarian restruant just up the stree.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a very beautiful temple and the rooms are spectacular. Much to be appreciated in the atmosphere of peace and harmony.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We enjoyed walking the area and grounds. Looking through many of the buildings. Some of the work was incredible. It was overall very peaceful and enjoyable. The thing that got to us was all of the incense burning, which started to hurt my nose and throat causing some coughing etc. Still a nice way to spend a morning or afternoon.

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Finksburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

This is our first trip to the Far East. We have seen several Buddha statues thus far but the one in the Lama Temple is incredible. To say it is very large doesn't do it justice. To say its huge is a better description. The painting on the buildings is also very pretty. Definitely worth seeing. They even give you... More

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bangor N.I.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

having read other reviews I found this temple to be a place of tranquility in the middle of the madness and bustle that is beijing we found the time here relaxing and with no pressure from tour guides or street hawkers it was a place for reflection and rest visit with and open mind

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