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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
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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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Especially for those interested in Tibetan Buddhism this place is highly recommended. There are many beautiful statues on display. Among others there is a huge Tsongkhapa and a... read more

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

Especially for those interested in Tibetan Buddhism this place is highly recommended. There are many beautiful statues on display. Among others there is a huge Tsongkhapa and a standing Maitreya statue which are quite exceptional. The park is also very nice as one enters the temple complex. And you can find many nice restaurants and shops surrounding the temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, beautiful place. You'll walk through beautiful buildings, see magnificent statues, and enjoy a truly magical atmosphere. I couldn't recommend it highly enough :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

So unbelievably beautiful with the last Temple in the complex simply unbelievable. The huge Buddha was created from a single sandalwood tree and cover in real gold. There are incense stations at the entrance and you can pray in many areas. There are prayer wheels as well that you can touch too. There are no words to describe this kind... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

An average temple, so if you happen to be in the area, just drop by to take a look for a while and head off. I stayed a stop away by subway and got here for dinner and pop in and out. Nothing of a "hoohahh" but definitely if you are a temple person do drop by!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This temple is a bit of a surprise. It looks fairly small but with a grand entrance. But it is huge, you enter into one, walk around, merely to find another one and another one... and it goes on. One bigger then the other, the layout reminding me a bit of the Forbidden City with open squares with buildings, only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Quiet and serene setting with very beautiful grounds and buildings. The 55 ft Buddha is impressive and beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This is a really nice temple to visit. I went here alone and wandered around for awhile to absorb everything around me. Also a good idea to come early to avoid the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you like to see splendors of past Kings/Emperors then this is the place to visit. Although many of their artifacts have disappeared but one can still see glories of by gone eras. It is easy to catch a subway to the palace. Dont need to pay all those guided tours. Do it yourself. BUT dont bring any backpacks etc... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A very interesting temple where you need a few hours to appreciate and take it all in. A good site to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Built in the 17th century it has 1000 rooms all beautifully restored. Monks live in the temple. Your entry fee entitles you to a small bundle of incense.The 26 meter tall Buddha carved from ONE PIECE of Sandalwood is incredible

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