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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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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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We visited with a guide who gave us a unique insight into her faith and this temple. It is a multilayered treat and sanctuary in a chaotic corner of hutongs. Worth the visit and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After three days of walking around Beijing in the heat and dust, Lama Temple was like an oasis when we finally stumbled into its shady gardens. East Asian temples are all pretty similar with a few notable exceptions, and Lama Temple certainly didn't leap out as something different; but after the hustle and bustle of the city, it was wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited with a guide who gave us a unique insight into her faith and this temple. It is a multilayered treat and sanctuary in a chaotic corner of hutongs. Worth the visit and the experience. You get incense with the entry fee. It is a Tibetan Buddhist temple - interesting in context.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been to a few temples in Mainland China and found that most people don't treat them with much respect. This temple is the opposite! It really feels like a sacred place. People are actively praying and the fog of incense (they give you a pack for free when you come in) is dense around most of the buildings. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Lama Temple is located at Yonghegong station. But it gets a little tricky to find it as the entrance is not located at the station exit. The back of the temple is located at the exit, so you will need to take a short walk to the entrance. Pay for the entrance and take the audio guide. In short,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and colorful temple with very large buddha carved from a single piece of wood. A lot of tourists were taking photographs inside, but this did not seem respectful in a religious area.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There are several temples inside the temple! The one last one has a really big buddha (several meters) which worth having a look :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

All of the temples in China are overrated because none of them are the original. This was decent and the giant wooden Buddha carved from a single tree was pretty cool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

There are many contenders for the must do things in Beijing, but this had to rank right up there. There is just something about the atmosphere that cannot be defined.

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Liberec, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Maybe it was due to the fact we had gone to 2 other temples that day already, but Lama Temple did not seem as unique or exciting as the guidebooks paint it. It is definitely worth a visit, but it was very overcrowded and the temple buildings and layout were exactly the same. Couple it with lacking English descriptions and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Impressif lama statue and set up and devotion of the people gives a good insight of un expected belief in Beijing. Do take the audio tour for more insights, or just jump on a tour with guide

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Address: Address: 12 Yonghegong Dajie, Beijxinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
Phone Number: 010-64044499
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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