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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

Address: 12 Yonghegong Dajie, Beijxinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
Phone Number: 010-64044499
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.
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Beijing Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Not an ordinary temple, not just old but this is unique. This was a place frequently visited by the last emperors of the Ching dynasty. It actually carries a high sense of royal character if you look at the details. Things have been well kept. Worth a visit, do walk slowly and try to sense if you are could feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We caught the subway to the Lama Temple lines 2 & 5. Built in the 17th century it has 1000 rooms all beautifully restored. Monks live in the temple. The detail is amazing and the 26 metre Buddah is carved from one piece of Sandalwood. Your entry fee entitles you to a small bundle of incense. We had a China... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Easy to get to by train, cheap entrance, purely magical. When entering they give you free incense sticks and a mini cd with all information about the temple. It is just beautiful. Amazing architecture, gorgeous details, immense statues, and the most peaceful atmosphere of all the places I visited in Beijing. It's not as known as the summer palace, temple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Definitely make sure to go with a tour guide as there is a lot of history you wouldn't be able to appreciate by just randomly walking around and looking at things

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I loved this place. We visited it after returning from our trip out to the Great Wall and still had plenty of time to see everything here. It's truly amazing, the amount of detail that was put into these historical buildings. *The 26 meter tall Buddha carved from ONE PIECE of Sandalwood is incredible. The surrounding area is filled with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Another trip highlight for me, a beautiful temple with many friendly monks. So glad we included it in our trip. A nice gift shop at the end too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Easy to get to by subway, Yonghegong has it's own station, this is a must see. Great temple and the giant Buda and I do mean GIANT carved from a single tree is one of the most amazing things I have seen in my travels around the World.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I loved the real pilgrims lighting their free incense and offering fruit and t-bags at the alters! This is a real 'working' temple and the monks are in attendance in most of the rooms. Most rooms and buildings are open to the public but are very poorly signed and so look closed but if you try the doors you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a temple of the buddha's not from the emperors, so the atmosphere is totally different, THE big buddha from 18 m high is impressionant. For wheelchairs, you can go in the gardens but if you want to go and take a look in the temples you have to go out the chair if possible. There are no ramps,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

former emperor QianLong's resident later donated to the temple for Tibetan Buddism, a giant Mitrya Buddha statue stand in the deep-end building with a breath-taking view. Some time so crowded during the festival day.

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