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Jokhang Temple

Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
0891-6323129
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Ranked #2 of 57 attractions in Lhasa
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, which is... more » Owner description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, which is richly decorated in jewels, brocade and silk bands. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We visited in the afternoon and the views of Lhasa from the rooftop were sensational. During the walk through the Monks were changing the robes of the most holy Buddha on site and the Monks took my wife and daughter in to watch the process and blessed them; a truly humbling experience. A real experience outside with locals walking clockwise... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It is here that you realize that Lhasa is the spiritual hub of Tibetan Buddhists. It is incredible to see the devotion of the pilgrims making their way around and then inside Jokhang Temple to see one of the three images of Buddha created while he was alive. The line is hours long, but you can still see the image... More

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Even though I am not Buddhist, this was still a moving experience. It was inspiring to see the devotion of the local Tibetans, and even though they are simple and relatively poor people, they have a rich life from their beliefs and heritage, and spare something to make an offering to their 'gods'. The whole experience was amazing, starting from... More

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

NO pictures allowed once you are in the temple, do not take pictures with your phone. CCTV everywhere. Go in the afternoon as the view from the roof is amazing.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This monastery in the middle of Lhasa had beautiful bright and colourful decoration on all the walls inside. The views from the rooftop over Lhasa town centre and the surrounding mountains were fantastic. Entrance is Yuan85 per person

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

NO pictures allowed once you are in the temple, do not take pictures with your phone. CCTV everywhere. Go in the afternoon as the view from the roof is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This temple is amazing. We went in the morning and we saw the monk all praying toguether. We stoud there for more than 15 minutes just looking at them. There was alot of local people in there and it was fun to look at them and how they dressed,

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Miri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Jokhang Monastery is located on Barkhor square, on top of the temple you see the snow mountain, Potala Place and street, beautiful view. This is the very old temple and structure. worth to visit.

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Oliver, BC,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Interesting people watching here. The locals come in the colourful traditional costume and very reverently place butterfat candles in places, they all give money. We watched from the top the busy life on the plaza beneath. Saw locals moving around the temple by prostrating themselves every step.

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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

The holiest temple in Tibetan Buddhism is humbling! The pilgrims prostrating around the temple demonstrates this fact. The temple is stunning in its artifacts, colours, and one can feel the spirituality within the building.

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