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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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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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very interesting

Many Monks ouside, I've took some of the best shots in mylife outside the temple. also it's just 10mins walking from Potala Palace

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Many Monks ouside, I've took some of the best shots in mylife outside the temple. also it's just 10mins walking from Potala Palace

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Second on the list in Lhasa after the Potala Palace, this is an interesting site with a lot to see and a lot going on - a major pilgrimmage site.

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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Truly awe-inspiring - unique introduction to the spiritual passion of the Tibetan people. Not to be missed.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

it's a holy place! The very heart of Tibetan Bhuddism. Every Tibetan comes here in pilgrimage. It is really a pity that they give you and your guide just 20 minutes for the visit but it will be not enough: Absurd you come such a long way to be rushed this way...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

so many beautiful sights. Gold and bright colors everywhere. a must see on a tour of the old town, we spent an hour here and it was about right

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

As a foreigner you can not travel independently in Lhasa----which means you must book a government approved guide. Our first day the guide was late picking us up, We had only a monastery and the Jokhang Temple to see. We saw the monastery first and then he took us to the Mandela cafe for a lunch on him -----order anything... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

One can appreciate why this is considered Tibet's most revered religious structure. Not only the beauty of the architecture, but the hundreds of pilgrims walking clockwise around it, chanting their prayers while twirling their prayer wheel or working their prayer beads. While others are showing their devotion by the numerous performing of Tibetan bowing. It's beautiful to watch. They stand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited this temple with young kids in winter. Outside the temple, we saw hundreds of Locals and pilgrims paying homage walking and praying in circling clockwise direction. Most chosen to walk Clockwise because this imeant they follow the Buddhism belief, anti-clockwise was used few and far in between as this meant follow the original Tibetan religion. During winter, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Jokhang Temple is a fascinating place, not because of the religious significance, but because of the devotion that the people have toward it, as they walk in a clockwise direction around the building,with prayer beads in hand, or wait in long lines for hours just to get in to pay homage to the Buddha, or go through the special hand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

In here, you will find the reason why Tibetans are willing to prostrate from thousands of kilometres to make their way here and was willing to die on the way. Muslims prostate towards Mecca, Catholics will eventually make their way to see the Pope at the Vatican. Jews; the wailing west wall in Jerusalem, Christians would travel to see the... More 

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