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Jokhang Temple

Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
0891-6323129
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Ranked #2 of 56 Attractions in Lhasa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's awesome to see so many devotees standing, kneeling and walking around the temple. The many different numbers of Buddhas makes you want to know more about how the history of Buddhism started in Tibet.

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Shanghai, China
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Jokhang is the origin of buddhism in Tibet and so very important. The golden roofs but also the view from the top towards the old city and the Potala is great. Afterwards go out and walk with the faithful around the building as a their usual ceremony and stop and hve a look at the buzz of the old... More

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Alberta, Canada
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280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This place is always very crowded with pilgrims and sightseers. The former are fascinating. If Karl Marx was correct, these people are high on the "opiate of religion." Some have travelled for weeks or months, gaining merit by prostrating themselves every step of the way. Outside and inside the temple walls, devout Buddhists of all ages are praying vocally or... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I liked the area this temple stands. İt's very lively full of Tibetan people ; shopping, eating, wandering. It's a nice area to take pictures . The temple is very nice and well preserved as well. From the roof you can take good pictures of the piazza below with all its colors.

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

See these people worship their "religion" Lise and death will never seem so close. Just go and experience!!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Such an important place for the Tibetan Buddhists and such a spiritually moving place to walk around and to visit. People watching is the best I have ever seen. The Tibetan people, in all of their unwavering devotion to their religion, are such special people to watch and learn from. Jokhang Temple is amazing!

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Xining, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is always one of the top places in Tibet to visit no mutter during the busy or off seasons. most of the travelers's visiting is set in the after noon. but my favorite time is in the early morning when the locals go for their pilgrimage proposes.

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Brimpsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This temple is truly worth a visit and whilst you may well lose the thread of who the various statues etc are representing, the splendor, the art work and the atmosphere is wonderfully unique.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There were many many many people. My guide said it does not matter which seasons. There are always lots of people in this temple. From the roof top we could see the Potala Palace and view over other roofs. We found a beautiful prayer wheels from the temple's souvenir shop. I knew afterwards that only the money at altars and... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

On July 15, 2014, I visited the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market as part of a ten week tour of Asia. We walked to the temple from our hotel, only a few blocks away, and took a tour of this beautiful temple. There were a number of people doing chakstal (ritual prostration) at the front of the temple. This is... More

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