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Address: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Phone Number: +86 891 632 3129
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This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of...

This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, which is richly decorated in jewels, brocade and silk bands.

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Private Day Tour of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple in Lhasa Including Lunch
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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple

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In Tibet, visit Jokhang

Hard to add to may other reviews. Sacred to pilgrims, beautiful to western tourists. One of the few temples where access is easy with few steps, and in the middle of town. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hard to add to may other reviews. Sacred to pilgrims, beautiful to western tourists. One of the few temples where access is easy with few steps, and in the middle of town. We loved the nearby markets and food outlets!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful old place to visit especially if you are interested in Tibetan history as well as to take beautiful roof photos, to buy some presents while walking in Barkhor Square. The tour guide Namgyal shared with us many historical details of the temple and kindly helped me to organise some photos with local people which I really wanted to take.

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Thank Toly S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Being the holiest temple in Lhasa, the place is filled with pilgrims prostrating from day till night, which is an eye-opening experience on the faith in Tibetan Buddhism. The view from the roof of the temple was breathtaking, surrounded by mountains, view of potala palace, pilgrims and the city. It's also surrounded by Barkhor street and the square where tons... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely temple, also with good views of the city and great views of adjacent Barkhor Street (equally worthy) below. This is also a great place to people watch, especially if you have an interest in observing Tibetan Buddhism, including scores of people posturing in prayer, both inside and outside the temple.

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Thank Henry K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If You're in the area this is one of the nicest temples to go see centrally located in town. Great place to get a photograph of the area from above.

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Yancheng, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this temple in the morning @9.30. It was already full of people. It is one of the most important temples in Tibetan Buddhism. You must have a good guide to visit this temple. It is engrossing to understand the history of the temple. The rituals of praying and the going around Kora is interesting to see. SO many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My visit to the Jokhang Temple was my first insight into Tibetan Buddhism. It was total engrossing. There are many pilgrims at the temple which is the most sacred site in Tibet. Observing them was as interesting as the temple itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is one of the most important religious sites in Tibet. What makes it fascinating is the Tibetans that flock to it. There is a "kora" (clockwise flow of people) around the outside, the pilgrims every once in awhile prostrating themselves completely on the ground. I've seen this done by 6-year-olds and 96-year-olds. The inside of the temple is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here in the early morning. The temple is a totally peaceful and holy place. We enjoy to visit again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Located centrally at Lhasa there is no way you can miss it. Really interesting to see how the locals pray. You can see almost all the ways if you visit Jokhang temple

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