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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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Address: No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
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Phone Number: 010-64044499
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect...

A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect temple, which features an impressive fifty-four-foot high Buddha carved from one piece of Tibetan sandalwood.

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Wonderful Morning in a Temple

Great sight with multiple temples. A full city block of buildings devoted to the worship of Buddha. Devotees of the faith are to be found praying and burning incense at all of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Media, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great sight with multiple temples. A full city block of buildings devoted to the worship of Buddha. Devotees of the faith are to be found praying and burning incense at all of the altars within the temple. Truly a moving experience. A wonderful, contemplative break from the hustle and bustle of Beijing. This is a must visit on your list... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the car park we walked down an avenue of Ginko trees, then into an open area in front of the main Temple. Someone was handing out boxes of free incense sticks. The temples were richly decorated in colorful paint. The corners of the hip roofs had that characteristic Oriental up swept finish. There were about five or six of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Monks reading Sanskrit scripts, sincere prayers with many dreams, passionate practitioners, fresh fruits and silky flowers offered to giant Buddhas.. that was the atmosphere inside Lama temple. Temple is nicely decorated and the garden inside was nice. Taking pictures inside the temple is forbidden so be careful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great buildings and interesting to see Buddhists burning their incense sticks and praying. Disappointed that there was no singing or chanting. It was all very quiet and exceptionally hot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was such a beautiful place, with a few good temples and it gives you free in scent to light up at each temple, no photos allowed inside but was so beautiful, you can even see the place Dalai Lama teaches the students, very beautiful inside and outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Lama Temple is very interesting, colorful, and impressive, but don't overlook th3e Confucius Temple across the street. Both can be done in one day. Every hour on the hour there is dancing, music and drama at the latter. There is a lot to be seen and learned at both sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance to the temple is welcoming with a well maintained, small, garden lined by majestic trees and hedges. The Temple is comprised of many sections, which you keep going through to move till the end. Since people are praying there, there is peace and serenity and one gets to enter and connect with one's own inner peace and tranquility.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I happened upon this after going to the Entry and Exit administration office to extend my visa. In all honesty, you can see the whole compound in around 30 minutes. If you are of the Buddhist faith, or a fan of their culture, or tebetin culture this is a good place to experance. There are multiple buildings that each... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never been in a Buddhist environment like me, it will definitely be a very different experience for you. Lots of people visiting for prayers. They give you a batch of incense before you enter. You can light them inside and make wishes. Truly amazing statues within the temple and very interesting to see people offering food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is quite large and unique in the fact that there are many buildings to explore on the property

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