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Jokhang Temple

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Address: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Worth the visit if you are in Lhasa

In my opinion, this is not something to go to Lhasa for, but if you are already there then it's something not to miss. Catch the view of Barkhor Street and the Potala Palace from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In my opinion, this is not something to go to Lhasa for, but if you are already there then it's something not to miss. Catch the view of Barkhor Street and the Potala Palace from the rooftop if nothing else.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed visiting this temples with it's many statues. Also has many worshipers in the front entrance which makes it very interesting. Has great views of the square on the roof top

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Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As you get near this place throught the different ways, you´ll star seing people walking in one directions because they are going arround the temple while praying until they reach the main door. The entrance to the temple is modest but very interesting. On the inside, you´ll find amazing painting on the walls. When you reach the top floor, youll... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most sacred temple in Tibet and its fascinating to people watch around it especially in winter - all the pilgrims making their rounds, dozens doing prostrations out the front, and on the top floor you get a great view of it all with the potala palace in the distance

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site of Love and Compassion, was chosen by the wife of King Songtsan Gampo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng (628 A.D.) by throwing a ring in the lake. And as promised, the King built a temple where ever the ring landed. The princess perceived Wutang, a lake in Lhasa, to be a “devil’s heart”, a source of evil, and... More 

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Thank you for sharing your insight knowledge after the visit and it is really helpful for future travelers to learn more about it and discover more mysterious resources of the Tibetan cultural and Buddhism. More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holiest of the holy. Prayer lines extend for miles to enter the temple. People praying, chanting, incense burning, dark, dank, smell of yak butter candles, sensory overload. Visual eye candy where ever you look. Quite the experience, do not miss this no matter what the cost.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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 January 15, 2017 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 January 15, 2017 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 December 30, 2016

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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