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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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Where the Dali Lama Studied

This is a nice second site to see after the Potala Palace The Dali Lama spend his formative years studying here. It is a beautiful temple right in the heart of shopping district... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a nice second site to see after the Potala Palace The Dali Lama spend his formative years studying here. It is a beautiful temple right in the heart of shopping district of Lhasa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We had four days in Lhasa and there was not one day when we did not visit the surroundings of Jokhang Temple. We went inside on the first day. It was packed d to a local holiday. The smell of rancid butter was all over the place as people bring it to light candles. This visit was truly a holistic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Try to go to the Jokhang at a time when the tourist density is lowest. It can be a bit trying when there is just a steady queue. Make the kora first; it's only a short walk clockwise around the Jokhang. Some of the best views over the Brkhor and th city are those from the roof of the Jokhang.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I arrived to Lhasa in June, exactly when they celebrate their most spiritual moment in their year. Had the opportunity to observe their prays and their traditions. What a delight. The temple is incredible and once again you can interact with the munks!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

this was gorgeous you are so in ah at looking at everything....Barkhor Street is a place not to be missed try the popcorn at the barkhor market

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visit you should not miss Lot of chapels to see The view on the roof is nice You can see golden roofs and view on the Potala palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Jokhang Temple was originally built in 642 but in 1966 the Red Army sacked and burned the Temple destroying artifacts and holy scriptures. It has since been rebuilt but the beams and some of the wood is the original. The temple sits in Barkhor Square in Old Tibet. The Chinese army is a big presence in this area...seen on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stunning! From the moment you pass the devout pilgrims at the entry way, you know you are in for a meaningful visit. Fascinating, multilevel temple with huge crowds of worshipers inside. The artwork is exquisite and contributes to a deep spiritual impact regardless of your belief system.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Every day this is packed with pilgrims. Great atmosphere & very interesting to tour the inside. Great system to separate the pilgrims & tourists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

In the heart of Lhasa is Jokham temple. Pilgrimages go around the outside of the temple all day. Juniper offerings are burned there which adds that certain smell to the atmosphere. the inside of the temple is a lovely mixture of old and new. The temple has a great, spiritual feel to it despite the many tourists (we went in... More 

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