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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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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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The temple is very accessible via subway which is just walking distance. Please note that the temple closes at 4.30pm, so make your plans early. The temple area is remarkably well... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The temple is very accessible via subway which is just walking distance. Please note that the temple closes at 4.30pm, so make your plans early. The temple area is remarkably well managed and well worth the entrance fee. Serene Ancient Gingko tree line before the temple entrance, the temple ground is fairly large so be prepared with good walking shoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the top attractions in Beijing, by far the most peaceful one. It closes around 4;30pm. Give your self at least 1 hour to soak in the peace and powerful presence of the mighty Avalokiteshwara idol complex at the end of the temple. Oh, and if you buy a box of incense sticks, don't burn all of them at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Easily accessible by subway but make sure you have loads of time so that you can check out the hutongs too. Cheap entry probably worth taking an audio guide. Not necessary though. This temple has a record breaking Buddha which is definitely worth finding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this place with our kids, in a difficult day in Beijing. After the visit we were very calm and happy. It is a must see in the city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My mum (age 85) 's favourite sight . She was able to pray whilst the tour guide (Jassy) explained to the rest of us the different gods . It was overall a great day !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family visited the Lama temple in Beijing and we are very glad we visited this glittering temple, intricate Chinese decorated structures and incense-wafting environment for worshipers. The area is oriented along a N-S axis and we entered the south side. We toured the 5 main hall separated by court yards where people can be seen lighting incense and offering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We felt a bit lost due to the amount of information that was available exclusively in Chinese. That said it gave us an idea of the Buddhist philosophy and the buildings and statues within are great

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Honestly, it's another Buddhist temple. They all are pretty similar in my opinion. I'm not Buddhist so it's not spiritual to me. Busy, lots of people, and just another typical temple. I actually regretted wasting my time coming here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing and breathtaking at times. Beyond my expectations.Although busy, was very quiet for people to contemplate. The museum was worth a visit inside too (free) Very easy to get to from the metro and cute Houtongs across the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, easy to reach by metro. You can find some relax and great architecture and art inside. It's a must in Beijing.

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