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Jokhang Temple

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Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple is in the heart of Lhasa downtown. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan...more
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Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Despite being on the usual tourist trail, just don't miss this monastery. Yes, it was damaged and reconstructed, but it has much to offer in terms of history, art, devotional practice and local colour. Wonderful atmosphere. Unfortunately, the upstairs library and bookshop were under repair,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One must see the devotion of Tibetans to celebrate their spirituality and worship. A never ending rally around the temple of people turning their mantras, praying, chanting and repeated prostration on the pavements.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this during the womans festival and the full moon. The sheer devotion and prostration of normal Tibetans who have travelled many miles in front of Jokhang Temple us humbling. Repeatedly prostrating on cold hard stone with the chilling wind was awesome to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jamlajatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside the temple did not look particularly significant, even though it is the most important in the country. But, getting closer you can see lots of people in front of it doing repeated prostrations on the pavements - fascinating to watch. Inside you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank peetajohn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The importance of this temple is so evident in the faces of the Tibetans who come here. It is a real "working" place of worship, reverence and spirituality. You can't help but be swept along with the beautiful energy of the place. The sincerity of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit this temple if you find yourself in Lhasa and if you are interested in learning local culture.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

Like the Potala, it's a living temple, so that you will see long lines of Tibetan worshippers coming from all over the country. Your thin line of visitors goes faster through the numerous chappels and alters, and the spirituality of the place invades you as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

If you go on a tour you will miss the essence of this magnificent temple. We went in the morning when all the Tibetan pilgrims line up to see their holiest chapels. Be patient and make the line on the left. You will be standing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeterS764
Reviewed November 5, 2018

It was quite crowded when we were there. Hardly any other Westerners, but lots of mainland Chinese and of course lots of Tibetans. You always felt sort of pushed around... A great temple with remarkable statues and wall-paintings. Just as interesting the "market" square outside,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Jokhang Temple is beautiful. You must visit. Its fantastic, the buildings the artwork, the atmosphere, the people, the devotion. Great place to spend a few hours, and you'll enjoy every minute.

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 25, 2018|
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Response from hoangquangnhuan | Reviewed this property |
It's sage. anyway, there are a lot of butter oil inside. It can make hard smell for all people. There are many people bring the butter and fill for the candles inside.