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Jokhang Temple

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Address: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Phone Number: 0891-6323129
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This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of...

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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Golden Roof Temple

Into this mysterious temple to see how Tibetan worship the God. No camera is allowed inside the temple. Hire a tour guide so you can get a more detail description and information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Malaysia
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Into this mysterious temple to see how Tibetan worship the God. No camera is allowed inside the temple. Hire a tour guide so you can get a more detail description and information of the history of the temple and the ritual of worshiping the god. Beautiful view on the roof top. You can see Potala Palace, Barkhor street view and... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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678 reviews
378 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and perceived by many Tibetans to the most holy of all the temples in Tibet. Must visit. The photo opportunities from the roof are worth the visit alone

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Thank gastronaut_11
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jokhang Temple is a major toursit site located in Barkhor Street, every days thousands of pilgrims and travellers gather here for pray or visit. It is a good place for photos, and you will feel the strong religious faith of local Tibetans. There is a small entrance path, showing the tickets to the staff you will be allowed to get... More 

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Thank Qiyi L
Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic temple to visit, right in the centre of old Lhasa. We visited in December when there were many pilgrims, so added to the experience.

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Thank Ellie Y
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No photography inside but you are able to take photos once you are on the roof area. Thick smell of yak butter fills the air mixed with incense. Advisable to hire a guide to explain to you about the history behind this place.

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lakewood, ny
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This temple completely stuns your senses with its display of reverence and riches. It was awe inspiring to see all of the Pilgrims worshiping at this high holy place.A must see place for anyone'e bucket list

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Thank lbruceer
Asia
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67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Beautiful temple in the middle of the old town. Stunning view over Bakhor street and Potala Palace in the back from the roof.

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Thank Frequent T
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Just i can say amazing The tibet is a unique region in the world, the pople is very very harmful, and the temples are amazing We are losing the real tibet because of china, its a pity I want to come back to tibet!!!!!

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Thank Edumirandar
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Ancient temple. Site of pilgrimage of Tibetans from far off cities. Place of 2008 unrest in China. Heavily guarded.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Perhaps the spirituality here hit me more than most. I had read alot of the history of Lhasa and the happenings surrounding the the Barkhor and inside the the Jokhang so it was with great interest to me. Outside the entrance is an almost hypnotic stage of prostrating pilgrims, prayer wheel toting worshipers and together with locals and tourists alike... More 

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