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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: Religious sites, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan...
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Lama Temple/Yonghegong was definitely a good place to be around the Chinese New Year time which was last week. Here we can buy the sticks of the Buddha and light them to wish felicity and happiness. Although I myself is NOT a Buddhist, I do like the different palaces around here. Moreover, there are also the Stone Bells like... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I went to the Lama Temple during the CNY Holiday, as such is was very crowded. It was a slow shuffle/jostle to get up to enter each of the temples. That being said, the temples were worth it. Each was unique and filled with statues of varying kinds. One distinctly impressive statue is the giant gold Buddha at the very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very sacred place. Of course, the fact that it is open to tourists make it a little commercial but one could see fervently praying individuals. Very nice with the different Buddhas. Wish I had longer time to explore the whole of it.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very easy to access with line 2 yonghegong. You get off right at the foot of the temple. This was our first Buddhist temple and it's still our favorite. Beautiful buildings, lots of praying people, not too crowded. Half a day is enough to visit, then cross the street to go to the hutong which is full of amazing Buddhist... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the Lama Temple. Whilst not as physically imposing as others it felt more spiritual. The crowds were smaller when we visited too. The 20 metre Buddha is extremely impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Yonghegong Lama temple is very peaceful and beautiful. I rented a headphone walking tour for 100¥ and got 50¥ back. It was very informative and interesting. The architecture and art is amazing. The statues and colors are beautiful too. Take your time and explore this historic site and enjoy the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Can be busy on the first day and fifteenth day of the month in the lunar calendar, but they are also great time to watch people doing their worshipping! It is a pretty big and busy temple, well worth visiting.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Very nice place, still in use unlike most of other famous temples. Good atmosphere, and the Buddah statue is insanely big

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited the temple on a Sunday morning ,when it was really crowded, but this just added to the atmosphere.Heaps of incense burning,people in reflective moods,just a really calm ambience and a feel good place .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

One of my favourite places in Beijing. Partly due to my being a Buddhist but also just due to it being so interesting and a great place to people watch. Beautiful grounds and surroundings and a nice place to think, read and worship if you are so inclined in Beijing. Well worth a visit.

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