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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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Also a crowed place, but you can feel that you are in a peace site. Some people are just tourist, others are prayers, so you can see in some way how's the Chinese religion. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Also a crowed place, but you can feel that you are in a peace site. Some people are just tourist, others are prayers, so you can see in some way how's the Chinese religion. You can pray too. Around the temple are many stores for souvenirs and metro is near too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Lama Temple was one of our favorite temples that we visited during our trip. Not only is it extremely beautiful, but the fact that it is a very currently active temple made it fascinating to see. I would definitely return on another visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful and well maintained temple - the entrance fee was quite cheap & you get a cd with your ticket. Upon entering, you'll walk down a very pleasant, cool tree lined pathway, which provided some much needed shade on such a hot day. There's a quiet, respectful atmosphere about the place. Lots of incense burning which a... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Maybe this does not get all the attention the other stops do, but we every much enjoyed the Lama Temple and the peacefullness after very hectic Tianmen square and Imperial Palace

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I really like this temple. The buildings were originally built as a palace complex for a prince so they look just like the Forbidden Palace. It is a functioning Buddhist temple with both tourists and worshipers. The smoke of burning incense twines through the complex adding a note of mystery. Several pavilions with different statues of Buddha culminate with an... More 

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This temple is a lovely busy temple. But very much worth a visit. Lots to see whist walking around. It was quite crowded during our visit with several tour groups as well as individual tourists and those wanting to pray. i

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The temple is still in use and you will really feel a spiritual atmosphere. With the ticket fee, you will get a pack of incense sticks. In the front of every temple, you'll find a big incense burner were you can put some sticks. Many people pray. 1 hour maximum is needed. Not far by walk from the Hutongs area.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I visited the Lama Temple on my own one morning. I got a taxi from my hotel and didn't have a problem,the taxi wasn't expensive.There were lots of people but it didn't feel overcrowded and had a nice peaceful atmosphere. It is well worth a visit and I would suggest morning is a good time to go. I didn't use... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The temple was Buddhist, but is designed in the tradition of the mainstream Chinese architecture .As everything in China is full of praying people and tourists. Carried smoke of incense everywhere. Worth seeing.

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el cerrito, california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Yonghegong is also known as the "Yonghe Lamasery", or simply as the "Lama Temple". Formerly the imperial palace of Prince Yong of the Qing dynasty, the buildings have been converted into a Tibetan monastery. It is located in the middle of the city and, as can be expected, it is always full of visitors. The complex itself rates 5... More 

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