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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

12 Yonghegong Dajie, Beijxinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
010-64044499
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Ranked #15 of 1,247 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect temple, which features an impressive fifty-four-foot (25m) high Buddha... more »
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Remarkable Tibetan temple with several buildings and large number of statues and Buddhas. Hand held interpreter devices make it easy to tour on your own. Well worth the effort to see this magnificent temple.

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Roslyn Heights, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to visit, but along with the smog that is ever-present in Beijing, the addition of the incense is enough to kill you! Grin and bear it though, it is a beautiful temple.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Conveniently located near a metro station, this temple is well worth a visit even if on limited time in Beijing. The architecture and details are wonderful as you progress through the pagodas until you reach the one housing the 26m Buddha.

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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We visited near the end of the National Holiday and had been surrounded by huge crowds at every other attraction we visited. So the peace and somewhat prayerful atmosphere here was a wonderful experience. From walking in through the beautiful lane of trees to watching the believers making their offering of incense and prayer this was a memorable experience. Public... More

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Murray, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The place was designed to appease the ethnic minorities of China who live far away from Beijing and who rebelled from time to time. The temple was built to spiritually satisfy people in the old time. It is within the 2nd ring road of Beijing and it is close to the subway exit, it is often very crowded. Side walk... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Lama Temple is not as well-known place as even the Summer Palace, but it is a place where you feel the amazing atmosphere.

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Tain, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Absolutely blew me away, Yonghegong has to be my favorite temple in Beijing, amazing beautiful, ornate and quite humbling. Some great Buddhist / Tourist shops in the surrounding roads too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Peace and tranquility will surround you as soon as you enter the front gates. You are surrounded by tourists and locals coming to find enlightenment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Lama Temple was an amazing thing to see, but at a certain point I felt like I was seeing the same thing over and over again (mostly because I basically was). Each temple houses a one or more gods, and it is an incredible experience to see the locals in worship. Also, they have the largest statue built entirely... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I visited on a wet day so it was not inviting. The Temple was run down and in need of repair. Attached museum was interesting

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