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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
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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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Gorgeous temple

I love Buddhist temples and this one is a great one with lots to see and it goes on and on. Colours are exceptionally vivid on a sunny day and the smells of incense strong... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was interesting to learn and walk through this temple. As it is easily reachable in Beijing there were many people there. While I enjoyed walking around and learning about its unique history it did seem very different from other temples in Asia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Buddhist temples and this one is a great one with lots to see and it goes on and on. Colours are exceptionally vivid on a sunny day and the smells of incense strong throughout the complex. There was very little monk activity the Sunday afternoon we went, but we still enjoyed it enormously.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice temple with great views. It will be a good activity for a half day and you can finish by going to the Drum temple or the hutongs that are around the are

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours here wandering around the grounds and enjoyed it very much. It is a very traditional and picturesque temple. If you use the metro station Yonghegong station Exit C on Yonghegong Street. The temple is not well sign posted so when exiting the station turn left and the temple entrance is about 100 metres on Yonghegong... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing the devotion of the people. The incense is giving at the entrance so that you can light it and pray. It is a good idea to walk inside as there are other places to pray as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing many temples around China and some more authentic Tibetan temples in Tibet, we were not so impressed by this place. But for a first visit in China, especially in Beijing, one should totally visit. Learning a bit more about the Hindu Buddhism and how it got spread to China would make your visit here more interesting. There are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another Chinese temple, however the colours and architecture of this country continue to amaze! Take water, good waking shoes and rug up in winter. Certainly worth a visit if you don't mind crowds and a bit of jostle. Visiting on the day of the 'Incense Ceremony' may have been a little unplanned, but none the less - a must when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite stunning temples, well kept. Lots of people praying and lighting incense. Easy access for people with limited mobility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this Temple, we just made this a quick pit stop because we wanted to see it. It was very cold & crowded by the time we got there. Go early before the crowds

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to reach on the subway and cheap to enter only around €3! You can see the monks chanting in the temples, we arrived early afternoon amd though there were a lot of tourists around it wasn't too busy that you couldn't take photos or be able to enjoy the chants! Well worth a visit if in beijing!

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