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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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+86 10 6404 4499
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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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Lama is one of the best

Lama is in my opinion one of the best temples in Beijing. Time stops there and u apriciate every moment spend in the temple

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lama is in my opinion one of the best temples in Beijing. Time stops there and u apriciate every moment spend in the temple

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best temple I had ever visit so much history !! So impressed with the interior and art . Please do walk all the way in the last court the hole tree was craft

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must visit Lama temple in Beijing, learn the history of the Buddhist religion and the Lama. Light three incense in front of every Buddha. Don't need a guide for this one as it's self explanatory .

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's amazing because of it's spirit, sincere monks, and power you can feel - from bricks in floor, from amazing Tibetian style rooftops.... So inspiring, even I'm not buddhist. Good place, calm soul.... away from rush

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great working temple up in the Hutongs - visit here then pop in to the hutong and roam about as there is lots to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best temples I've ever been to. The air is so calming and serene. The temple's land area stretches out quite a fair bit so there are a lot of things to see. From the entrance to the end, there are many sections in between. At the end, there is a huge Buddha, which was very impressive. Do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its a functional temple, so you'll see a lot of worshipers. In the Hall of Boundless Happiness there's huge statue of Buddha,(26m - biggest wood-carving Buddha in the world), carved out of a whole piece of sandalwood. Lama temple is not a must see, but worth a visit if you have time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the official residence of Emperor Yongzheng before he became Emperor. It was converted into a monastery when he took the throne. After his death, the Lama Temple was granted Imperial status and became a lamasery for the 'yellow hat' Lama sect of Buddhism, housing monks from Tibet and Mongolia. This is a working temple with architecturally beautiful buildings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was the best Temple in Beijing. Culture and history meet each other. It was very religious place, people were praying. Buddism was kept at best way possible in Beijing. The statues og Buddah were awesome and the last one was the biggest i have ever seen in my life -around 20 metres high. The enter was 25 RMB.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lama temple was once the resident of a Manchurian price that became the third ruler of the Qing Dynasty. There are rich displays of Han/Chinese and Zhang/Tibetan architectures and statues in the temple. The monks in the temple are friendly to tourist, when I mistakenly told the kids that the Buddhist Scripture the monks chanted are in Manchurian language,... More 

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