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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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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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No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
+86 10 6404 4499
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved this place. Firstly the area it’s in with all the hutongs is gorgeous then walking around the grounds was so peaceful and pretty. Really doesn’t look like much from outside. The architecture and buildings are really gorgeous. Enjoyed all the different Buddha images. Must...More

Thank Lions300
Reviewed 2 days ago

The walkway to the temple is a cool tree lined street and we joined the people parade to the temples, three in all. Each temple houses three Buddhas each having a different meaning for prayers, for example longevity, family, health etc. There were many worshipers...More

Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Prince Gong turned his mansion over to become a Buddhist temple which then became a museum. It's a beatuful place which isn't unfortunately hasn't been set up for tourism. With lots of empty rooms and no information on site, do some research beforehand or be...More

Thank nick e
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tourists, devout Buddhists and monks mingle to visit a series of temples filled with ornate Buddhas and Taras. Incense burns thickly, scenting the air with sandalwood. Historical landmark located in the middle of modern apartment high-rises—welcome to Beijing. Great Dim Sum restaurant nearby and still...More

Thank Roam561873
Reviewed 4 days ago

The huge temple complex was a great way to see many people worshipping. The large 18 m Buddha at the back of the complex is not to be missed. In one of the side temples, we heard a monk doing a chant/song, which was really...More

Thank Melinda O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Lama Temple, also known as Yonghe Temple is an architectural combination of Tibetan and Chinese. There are five halls lined up one right after the other with varying Buddhas in each hall. Railings do not allow for entering the Halls, but the openings to...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 5 days ago

My favorite temple in Beijing. Easy acces from metro and vey interesting architecure. Cost to enter is 20 RMB. It takes about 2 hours to wander through the whole temple at a slow pace.If you have time - walk across the street and go see...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yonghe Temple is one of the only temples outside the Forbidden City grounds with golden roof tiles. This is because it was the home of one of the Qing Emperors, before he took to the throne, and thus has the golden tiles which mark imperial...More

Thank 10Bec89
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have enough time in Beijing this is definitely worth seeing. Take your time and take it in. Wear good shoes, lots of walking

Thank AnnMargCar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very peaceful and charming place, and the entrance is very cheap. It's nice to have a glimpse of the Buddhist religion.

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August 23, 2018|
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Response from jacksonleungcs | Reviewed this property |
Many. all along the road across the main entrance
Helen L
January 28, 2018|
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Response from LondonHH72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you could visit without one. But, I think going with a guide would be beneficial. That is what we did.
Beth R
December 28, 2017|
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Response from Suman R | Reviewed this property |
Lama Temple is very near to subway. so reaching there is fairly easy