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Address: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Phone Number: 0891-6323129
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart...
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.
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Be sure to walk clock wise

There are a lot of locals praying at this temple everyday. Walk clock wise as that is the correct way of walking and praying at the same time. You can hear them chanting while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There are a lot of locals praying at this temple everyday. Walk clock wise as that is the correct way of walking and praying at the same time. You can hear them chanting while spinning with the prayer wheel in their hand. Very fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Another UNESCO site that we should not missed. We were there during the Lhasa WesaK Day, it was a big celebration. There were thousand of Buddhist queuing to enter the temple, very rich culture and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

you will see a lot of people do Ashtanga Builds Prostration (lying prostrate) form their home to temple. It's so spectacular and impressive. In temple is crowded and full of scent so the air on the terrace is better than

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is another must if you are visiting Lhasa, and walking the Barkhor in a clockwise direction around it is also. These temples are absolutely awe inspiring and you will learn so much about the beliefs of the local people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is another treasure of Lhasa, not as visually stunning as Potala Palace, but exquisite in its own way

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

its a bit busy during the day with local worshipers but try and arrange a visit in the evening when its only the monks in prayer and chant, its another world

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Tibetan holy place, you can see many pilgrims. Also roof top view was the best to me, never skip it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

he Jokhang monastery, an otherworldly mix of flickering butter lamps and the encircling Barkhor pilgrim circuit, made us fall in love with Tibet. Nowadays the booming boulevards of the modern Chinese city overwhelm the winding alleyways of the Tibetan quarter but it is in the latter that you should focus your time. If possible, plan to stay at least a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you go to Lhasa you must see the Jokhang Temple right in the center of the Barkhor Market. Its amazing to see the Buddhists praying and makes you think how blessed they are

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stayed very near to Jokhang Temple, one of the most sacred places in Tibet. It was impressive in scale and to see the pilgrams' commitment to their faith. We found ourselves circumnambulating the perimeter with hundreds of local people who perform this ritual swinging their prayer wheels. It was also very special for us to sit and watch these... More 

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Additional Information about Jokhang Temple

Address: Address: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Phone Number: 0891-6323129
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Tibet  >  Lhasa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 2

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