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Address: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Phone Number: 0891-6323129
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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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An Inspiring World Treasure

Jokhang means the Temple (Hang) of the Buddha (Jo) and it truly is the Buddha's temple. It holds the oldest statue of the Buddha at age 12. It is said that the Buddha himself... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Jokhang means the Temple (Hang) of the Buddha (Jo) and it truly is the Buddha's temple. It holds the oldest statue of the Buddha at age 12. It is said that the Buddha himself blessed this statue. So, that makes it 2,500 years old! It is pure gold and and over the years more gold has been added out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was the last place the Dali Lama was before he escaped into the night years ago. It was emotional to see the clocks stopped at the time he left.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It has important history about this temple. The Tibetan people always come to visit during the day and at night. Especially on a special Buddhism events, people come to prey in front of the temple at night. Very good to see if you want a good picture.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

One of Lhasa's unique highlites. A truly impressive structure not to be missed. And the view from the rooftops is truly special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Frankly we have seen so many temples, monasteries and palaces that they all start to blend into one. Having said that this is beautiful and dates back to the seventh century making it all the more amazing.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Jokhang, is the most revered religious structure in Tibet Thick smell of yak butter candles, murmer of mantras, pilgrims prostating to the temple, Dont miss

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Bochum, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Jokhang temple is indeed the heart of the city. At all times people are surrounding the temple by foot or by paying obeisances. Walkinh with them or watchin them give the most powerful impression of the mindset of these beuatiful people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The holy temple is so magnificant. The Tebetan are lined up in prostrate position worshipping. Felt so religious myself. It was a full moon so the monks were chanting and praying all day. You have to go around counter clockwise. Lot of smell of yak butter and colorful cloths were given by the attendees. It was a magical place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This temple was unbelievable to visit and overlooked a huge square. Pilgrims were everywhere, bowing and prostrating themselves on their trek around the outside of the temple. We had to be "screened" (like TSA in an airport) to enter the square and temple area. Inside the temple, had a fantastic tour of several areas of the temple, learned about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Magnificent temple. Be prepared for yak candles and Buddist monks chanting mantras. Beautiful setting.

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Additional Information about Jokhang Temple

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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