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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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Great respite to the crowds

Lovely day had at the temple and surrounding area, a great 'breath-catching' activity if you've been shuffling along in the crowds at the other more popular sights

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Lovely day had at the temple and surrounding area, a great 'breath-catching' activity if you've been shuffling along in the crowds at the other more popular sights

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a place where you can come to rest in a (very) busy city. I liked the atmosphere and vibe that was present in this temple. Also, the big statue that you see in the last temple is quite impressive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful temple where you will rub elbows with people praying and offering incense. The colors and statues are truly magnificent. They give you incense past the entrance and ask you to offer three sticks of it for good luck.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another temple, but it is worth visiting as is different from other temples and it has the Guinness book of records statue which was carved out of a single white sandlewood tree.

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the time to visit the Lama Temple. It wasn't nearly as crowded as the forbidden city and the square and the architecture and artifacts are so incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There's so much to say about this temple. They provide free incense to visitors if you would like to pray. Every room is decorated with Tibetan artifacts which have a lot of history locked into each corridor. The details in the artwork is amazing, you'll need at least two hours to visit every room in order to enjoy and take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my first trip to China, so I didn't really know what to expect, in spite of lots of research on TripAdvisor. My husband and I chose to book some weekend excursions with Beijing International Tourists Service Center/"TourChinaTeam," as they were by far the most reasonable cost for private tours and were very flexible to work with (see separate... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I heard that there lived an emperor, but unlike the Imperial Palace as grand, is now a lama temple, quite interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a lovely place to visit. it's courtyard after courtyard with pavilions all housing buddhas. The architecture is lovely and, on entering, you're given a pack of incense to burn in the bronze incense burners. A lot of buddhists come here to worship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What Notre Dame might mean to Catholics world wide, this temple is important to Buddhists. A bit to crowded and loud to encourage prayer, a bit too much performing.... A lot of incense smoke, a lot of genuflecting..... The 18 meter high Buddha carved from a single block of sandalwood is amazing. I was deeply moved by this sacred site,... More 

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