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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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Address: 12 Yonghegong Dajie, Beijxinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
Phone Number: 010-64044499
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan...
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.
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This was a real treat for those who come to China to see Asian architecture. A lot of Beijing reminds me of city's back home so it was nice to be transported back in time. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was a real treat for those who come to China to see Asian architecture. A lot of Beijing reminds me of city's back home so it was nice to be transported back in time. I recommend bringing a lot of water as I could not find anywhere inside that sold any.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is less of a tourist-y site. You could see people everywhere burning incense and it´s really interesting if you want to learn about other beliefs. Note: it is frowned upon if you´re not a buddhist and you enter the buildings. We recommend to admire them from the outside. However, they do welcome people to burn incense with them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

nice Buddhist temple (though not very different to other buddhist temples in china - architecturally not much variety), unfortunately owned and managed by the government.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Though the temple was quite crowded, the visitors & devotees a maintained the complete serenity of the environment. The temple complex is fascinating with several different rooms with grand & elegant statues of the different forms of The Buddha and other deities. It's just beautiful & sublime. The praying devotees on their knees, the burning incense offered by them added... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The temple was very beautiful but crowded. The temple buildings are very beautiful. We went in the morning and it was crowded. I think the later you go the more crowded it will get. I liked the temple in Chenge better.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Visited early just as its opening on a weekday. Beat the crowds. It was very peaceful walking through the trees with the last of the autumn leaves before winter. If you like temples and want to find a little quiet corner Lama Temple can help. Weekends its going to have a small of army of visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The temple is very serene and beautiful with many depictions of Buddha. Avoid taking pictures of the deities as though they may not say anything the lamas would not want the tourists to take flashy pictures and loud noises. There is incense provided at every shrine and a cd when you purchase a ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very impressive and very extensive. The temple provides an extensive look into the Buddhist impact and tradition in Chinese culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have been going to Beijing for 15 years. The Lama Temple is the only place which never changes. It's quiet, beautiful and meaningful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Lama temple complex is good place to visit in combination with the nearby Confucius Temple and Temple of Earth. The temples are colorful and is visited both by tourists and devout Buddhists, burning incense everywhere. It is great to watch the different generations of Chinese worship. The insides of the temple buildings show impressive and colorful Buddhist art, including... More 

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Address: 12 Yonghegong Dajie, Beijxinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
Phone Number: 010-64044499
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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