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Jokhang Temple

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Address: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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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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This is the holiest of temples for Tibetans to visit because it houses a statue of Buddha Sakyamuni which is believed to be consecrated by Buddha himself. The temple itself was... read more

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the holiest of temples for Tibetans to visit because it houses a statue of Buddha Sakyamuni which is believed to be consecrated by Buddha himself. The temple itself was built in the 7th century by A Nepali Princess. Tibetans main goal is to see the statue and I would highly recommend that this is a place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The palace was simply amazing. It had so much character and it was so peaceful. Need to be physically fit but well worth a trip.

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Slatington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The focal point near Barkhor market. Interesting and unique. We attended even during off season. A major sacred shrine for pilgrims so busy with worshippers as well as a few tourists

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm told the temple has a 1,300 year history. I went in December, off season. Few tourists, many Pilgrims, and perfect weather. Photography is not allowed inside, except for 1 small portion of the temple. Many of the locals had never seen a Westerner and asked for our picture. WOW! We got in line for a blessing from a high... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the center of the beautiful Ancient Neighborhood, Jokhang Temple is still a precious stone of Tibetan Religious architecture. It has been very well preserved since its construction and shows all details of this kind of architecture taste. Only pilgrims are allowed to enter all chapels, but the ones one can visit are worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky that we went on a Sunday when no Tibetans are inside. So, it was not crowded at all. We even got to see the Buddha being painted gold by one of the monks and then walked around the statue. But the coolest thing about the place is all the people in their local costumes coming for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Winter in Tibet is a time of pilgrimages from the countryside to the temples of Lhasa and Jokhang is no exception. After passing through security checkpoints you are in the temple precincts with Jokhang at its center. The main pathway around the temple is crammed on both sides with shops sellng everything for devotees and tourists alike, those alleys off... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

To really get a sense of tibet its people, culture & religion this is the place to visit. Take time outside to soak up the atmosphere created by the local pilgrims and then pay a visit inside with a local guide to gain an insight into what you are seeing.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

You'll want to stay here and just inhale the entire environment. Do your reading before touring sot hat you are well informed and can get the most out of one of many temple visits if you are on a tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

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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