Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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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Malgorzata
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Beautiful Buddhist temple with high cultural and historical significance
Oct 2020
An amazing Buddhist temple in the heart of Beijing. Beautiful temple complex was built in 1694. Formerly a prince's home, then a royal palace and finally becoming a temple in the mid-18 century. Lama Temple has beautiful grounds, amazing architecture and practicing monks. The architecture and layout of this place is really incredible, the giant sandalwood carved Buddha is particularly impressive. In this temple we can see also the bronze Buddhas of past, present, and future. Worth a visit if only to enjoy the peace and tranquility, and escape the noise of modern Beijing. One of my favorite spots in Beijing which I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.
Written September 29, 2021
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KW M
Belfast, UK542 contributions
Buddhist Temple
Oct 2020
I have lived in China for several years, and perhaps I have grown complacent, but temples like this are through all Chinese cities. The architecture, the colours, the history and the landscaping are all lovely. If you have never been to a temple in China, or if you thoroughly enjoy them, go have a look, it is very easy to get to as the metro stops right there. If you have limited time, or if you have seen a few temple complexes before, you can skip it, Beijing has many more sites to explore.
Written October 6, 2020
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BettyG
74 contributions
Nice to see
Sep 2020 • Couples
We live in China for several years so for us it was “another buddhist temple” but I believe for new comers it is stunning and unique place :) They care about this landmark, all looks nice, very lively place.
Written September 26, 2020
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325beth
Valencia, Spain44 contributions
Beautiful temple
Sep 2019
A beautiful and relaxing temple. Very impressive buildings and a great insight into Chinese Buddhist temples. Would recommend if visiting Beijing.
Written August 16, 2020
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL234 contributions
Excellent Example of Buddhist Temple
Jan 2020
This is one of the finest examples of a functioning Buddhist temple you will find in China. You will see many monks and worshippers burning incense to Buddha and get to walk in and through a number of buildings that the Emperor actually lived in during the 1750's AD. There are many different Buddhist statutes but the most impressive of all is a 50 ft tall wooden Buddha carved from a single sandlewood tree trunk. It is so big that the building had to be built around the Buddha after it had been moved into pace. Worth a look.
Written April 8, 2020
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152globetrotter85
Derby, UK43 contributions
Beautiful Temple
Nov 2019
A beautiful and large temple. Incredibly peaceful place for meditation and incense provided for prayers.
Written March 27, 2020
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Jennifer S
Beijing, China52 contributions
Beautiful temple
Apr 2019
Impressive and beautiful, lots of photo opportunities. Can be very crowded. Best days to go are weekdays, never on a local holiday.
Written March 8, 2020
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carlosv
San Francisco, CA7 contributions
Different and fun
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited the Lama Temple, Hutong, panda zoo, Jingshan Park, and Olympic Stadium in one day. We traveled the right time of the year. No crowds, no waiting in lines, and front row for everything. Jackson, our guide was amazing. Spoke very good English and he was very knowledgeable. We toured Hutong on a rickshaw and had lunch with a local family. No complaints when you get to tour like that. My wife and I really enjoyed it. Highly recommended
Written January 25, 2020
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Sarah
Selangor, Malaysia14 contributions
Big temples with beautiful architecture
Dec 2019
There are many people visiting this temple, but what really caught my eyes is the architecture. This is the first location I went, and it was a very good start.
Written January 21, 2020
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kinouche2013
Denver, CO117 contributions
Not worth skipping other monuments to see the lama temple
Jun 2019
The lama temple is worth visiting if you have extra time in Beijing. Otherwise there are many more authentic places to visit.
Written January 20, 2020
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