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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Watching the locals and villagers on pilgrimage is fascinating as they walk clockwise throughout the city to its temples and palaces. The locals "kow tow" praying from long distances finally reaching the temples after months of meticulously slow movements are a sight to experience. The resolve and patience is staggering. Tibet is nevertheless an oxymoron of circumstances and opportunist are... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Colorful and very interesting place filled with pilgrims young and old, children on their backs, and monks doing their rituals.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great temple to visit if you want to see how the people of Old Town worship. It has statues of pretty much every Buddha and Bodhisattva, and if you stick around you can often catch a Buddhist ritual here.

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Skanderborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our first visit to a religious place in Tibet. Many people make it as a good experience. When we arived to Lhasa we were welcomed by Nima - our guide and his languageskills were good and his knowledge about buddist tradition were like his faith strong.

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

situated in the centre of old Lhasa unfortunately. Many locals going about their daily ritual of circumabulating the palace unfortunately the Chinese "oppression' is evident with security check points at the entrance of the square playing loud modern music which I found disrespectful.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Once again, very beautiful! It is colorful, a lot of Budas to see, many local people praying. Great to take pictures, a must see!

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was a great experience but I highly recommend a mask/filter if you are sensitive to incense burning.....pretty smoky! But then, most of the temples/monasteries were!

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Freeport, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have visited lots of Temples on my travels but for some reason I loved watching the people at this one. It takes about 40 minutes to walk around the temple and another 5 hours if you want to stop in all the shops. Great shops to bargain in and there is a rooftop bar/restaurant across the street to have... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Peace tranquility lovely friendly people. You can join in with the prayer or kora or just be. A truly spiritual place

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went to this temple in the morning of June 12, 2014 and the place is huge. As we approached the temple, we saw many Buddhist worshipers with hand-held prayer wheels and dressed in Tibetan garb. When we neared the entrance, outside in front of the temple were many Buddhists praying and prostrating themselves in front of the temple. There... More

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