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Jokhang Temple

Address: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Phone Number: 0891-6323129
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Ranked #2 of 56 Attractions in Lhasa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great views of the Potala Palace from the rooftop! Also great to see the Tibetans circle the temple from an aerial perspective.

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San Dimas, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited this temple after climbing the Potala Palace, so the thick incense inside really bothered my lungs. That being said, I was inspired to see many worshipers praying in front of the Jokhang Temple. The shrines inside were beautiful, and I was glad we visited.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is the oldest Buddhist temple ( or existed even before Buddhism arrived in Tibet ?) in Tibet and definitely worth a visit. We visited this place on 22nd Sept, 2014. This is still a functioning temple and one can see several serious pilgrims, offering prayers, fulfilling their vows and following certain rituals. I have vsited several old, more than... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A must see in Lhasa. The most important temple in the world for Tibetan Buddhism. Fascinating to watch the pilgrims making the clockwise circuit through and around the temple.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Yokhang Tempel is the oldest temple in Tibet, the most sacred place in Tibet. Visit the inside, go to the roof top. Visit the outside of the temple at different moments during the day. Early in the morning at 06u30 pilgrims start touring tke Kora. The incense burners fill the area with the smell of the juniper tree and yak... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were lucky that this was a walking distance from our hotel so we went back to the area a few times after our initial visit. The number of pilgrims visiting was overwhelming. Young and old, ambulatory, wheelchair-bound and babies tied to their mother's back papoose-style could be seen. Some were sliding on make shift mattresses as they pray. It... More 

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Riverside, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The smell of incense. The people of many tribes, prostrating, chanting, and circling. What an experience.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visiting here is an amazing experience. It can be very crowded, with pilgrims jamming inside and many outside as well, some prostrating themselves in prayer. Its historical and religious significance is very moving. Moving through the first floor can be a bit intimidating, with the many pilgrims, the smell of incense and burning yak butter. But there are courtyards on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It's a beautiful, historical, and spiritual site to visit. It is quite moving to see the local worshipers walking, praying, prostrating themselves in around the temple. This place, the people, and the experience are worth a trip to Tibet.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Step back in time, this temple is pure magic. Visited hundreds of Bhuddist / Hindu Temples / Mosques / Churches all over the world, this one.... can't even find words for it. You MUST see it for yourself!!!!!

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