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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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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

See these people worship their "religion" Lise and death will never seem so close. Just go and experience!!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Such an important place for the Tibetan Buddhists and such a spiritually moving place to walk around and to visit. People watching is the best I have ever seen. The Tibetan people, in all of their unwavering devotion to their religion, are such special people to watch and learn from. Jokhang Temple is amazing!

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Xining, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is always one of the top places in Tibet to visit no mutter during the busy or off seasons. most of the travelers's visiting is set in the after noon. but my favorite time is in the early morning when the locals go for their pilgrimage proposes.

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Brimpsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This temple is truly worth a visit and whilst you may well lose the thread of who the various statues etc are representing, the splendor, the art work and the atmosphere is wonderfully unique.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

There were many many many people. My guide said it does not matter which seasons. There are always lots of people in this temple. From the roof top we could see the Potala Palace and view over other roofs. We found a beautiful prayer wheels from the temple's souvenir shop. I knew afterwards that only the money at altars and... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

On July 15, 2014, I visited the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market as part of a ten week tour of Asia. We walked to the temple from our hotel, only a few blocks away, and took a tour of this beautiful temple. There were a number of people doing chakstal (ritual prostration) at the front of the temple. This is... More

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Dusseldorf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The amount of pilgrims visiting the place and the central location gives to the Temple a great popularity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited the temple 1st thing on Sunday morning. It was packed with tourists and more importantly pilgrims who have travelled from all over Tibet to come to the regional festival. Our guide shared with us many stories including paintings of Buddhas appearing on walls with no explanation. The cues were epic but as we live in China we are... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Of the many temples that we visited on our 16 day gate 1 adventure, this was my favorite. When you first arrive at the courtyard of this temple you encounter dozens of parishioners praying and prostrating at the front entrance. It was truly an amazing site, and something that I've never before seen. The locals were very interested in my... More

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Michiganian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

While the Potala Palace is the reason tourists come to Lhasa, I found Jokhang Temple to be the heart of the Tibetan people. It was here that we saw pilgrims who had come to Lhasa kowtowing on their knees for months to reach the city. It was here that we saw the brightly costumed Tibetan people and saw their intensity... More

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