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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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Golden roofs

The golden roofs and the views from the roof to makes this a worthwile visit. The view of Potala Palace is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The golden roofs and the views from the roof to makes this a worthwile visit. The view of Potala Palace is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Jokhang Temple should be on the first day because it is at "street" level. It is advisable to go early in the a.m. like about 10:00 a.m.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

visiting this temple is an amazing experience I image its much like visiting one of the major cathedrals in Europe during the medieval period. The devotion of the pilgrims is unlike anything I have seen any where in the world. Many pilgrims travel from the far corners of Tibet by measuring the route with there body they prostrate themselves on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A UNESCO site. Must go. No photos allowed in the temple when I went in 2011. Amazing! You can see on the prayers' ritual and their devotion to Buddhism. I went in 2011 but there is limitation in selection of date in Trip Advisor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Jokhang Temple is absolutely beautiful at all times of the day, and slowly walking around and people-watching the circumambulation that never seems to end was one of the highlights of my trip to Tibet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Magnet for the devotion of the Tibetan people- stunningly beautiful spiritual heart of Tibet. During festival times, the extraordinary religious and spiritual devotion of the Tibetan Buddhists is amazing. People streaming from all over Tibet toward the Jokhang, doing perpetual koras around the temple as well as the Barkhor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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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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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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