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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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I made a wish and prayer for this temple this is my first time to go inside a chinese temple long time i wished for but at last! thank you for accepting my prayers! Buddha blest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I made a wish and prayer for this temple this is my first time to go inside a chinese temple long time i wished for but at last! thank you for accepting my prayers! Buddha blest you!

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A nice temple. It is a pity there is no a professional guide to explain the meaning for all these statues.

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Lisbon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Go early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds. A mystic temple. Very big but at the same time cosy.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Here you will find three bronze statues of the Buddhas of the Three Ages, Five-Hundred-Arhat-Hill and 26m tall White Sandalwood statue of the Maitreya Buddha. There are also some impressive free dance performances here.

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Nyon District, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A unique place in Beijing, which can be included as part of a walk in the Hutongs and a visit of the Bell and Drum Tower. The buddhist temple is vibrant of religiosity, lively and even entertaining. I strongly recommend

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

the most value for money and beautiful temple in Beijing. It is huge building with plenty wood carving and life size statues.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed at a hotel in this Hutong neighborhood, but you can easily visit from the subway. The stop is next to the temple. The Yonghegong stop for lines 2 and 5 is literally next door. The temple is a very well run attraction.

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New London, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Lama Temple is only one of many we visited in Asia during our trip, but it was decidedly different than most because it is a functioning Buddhist temple, rather than the site of some relic from the past. There were services being conducted while we were there that were interesting and well outside of our Christian experience. The compound... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There are many places to see in Beijing and some will take many hours. These temples could be easily overlooked but if you want to see the buddhist culture and some amazing temples this is a must. You could spend endless hours here with the many temples and also a wonderful tree lined approach just what you need when the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Lama Temple was the residence of one of the princes, later turned emperor, and shares a lot of architectural features with structures in the Forbidden City. So, as the Forbidden City was forbidden to anyone the weekend we were in Beijing this was a nice second. The enormous wooden Buddha in the last hall is impressive, and might be... More 

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