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Jokhang Temple

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Address: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Phone Number: 0891-6323129
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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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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
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The most holy temple for local

In front of the temple or monastery, you will see Tibetan, men and women, young and old, praying and making merit with fully respect. There are full of local as well as tourist... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bangkok
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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In front of the temple or monastery, you will see Tibetan, men and women, young and old, praying and making merit with fully respect. There are full of local as well as tourist. This is one of the famous temple for local. There are ceremony in the morning and evening time.

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Victor Harbour
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An interesting experience to see the Tibetan people, many of whom have made pilgrimages from the more remote areas, in order to affirm their faith and devoutness.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've made it this far, you must see the Jokhang Temple. People praying and prostrating themselves everywhere--this is the Mecca for Buddhists and I can't imagine coming all this way and not seeing it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go early in the morning to see real tibetans perform their koras ( later in the day folks do it like street performance for money)...challenge your self to do 3 prostrations for the experience :) Inside the temple still retains its authenticity and has a great tibetan people and their faith watching experience.... A guide will be good to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most tours will take you on the inside and it is well worth it. Thousands Coke from near and far income worship here and walk around the temple. A beautiful place to come watch and take in all the beauty that Tibet has to offer. Beautiful!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is a magnet for all visitors to Lhasa. The obvious display of faith is inspiring. The original architecture adds to the sense of history. A must see in Lhasa

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cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Foreign visitors pay a nominal charge to enter but thankfully the Tibetan people don't. They queue for hours with tiny children who behave very well even though they are stuck in huge queues. I don't think western children would behave so well. Western visitors are waved passed these queues. The history is palpable in this temple and the statues of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Potala Palace is number 1 place to visit in Lhasa, this would be the next place to visit. City of Lhasa, Barkhor Street surround this impressive temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I visited on Saga Dawa and it was an experience. Many were prostrating outside the temple. The atmosphere around this place and history is impressive. One gets a view of the Himalayan mountains from the rooftop courtyard. A must-visit when in Lhasa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Visited during Saga Dawa festival period and witnessed many lovely Tibetans doing the kora around the Jokhang. Impressive inside, but juxtaposed by armed Chinese military presence all around.

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