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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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Great place to visit.

Very easily accessed in the centre of the Old Town. No steep inclines or lengthy staircases, just great history and great views across the rooftops and nearby streets. Can be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very easily accessed in the centre of the Old Town. No steep inclines or lengthy staircases, just great history and great views across the rooftops and nearby streets. Can be quite busy but that's because it;s so easy to get to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to Jokhang Temple on the important Tibetan prayer day, there were thousands of devotees lining up to do their prayers. People brought the whole family, new born, family heirlooms, elderly, all to the temple to be blessed. The long queue stretched to outside of the temple. I skipped most of the ground floor chapels and went up to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting temple with many devote Buddhists praying & prostrating as well as magnificent views from the roof of the Lhasa area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite crowded with tourists. A sacred place with many tibetan doing full prostrations outside the temple. Should visit it while in Lhasa. There are military police guarding the place, avoid taking their photos as we were told they will delete all your photos if they caught you taking them. So everytime we have to be conscious of the surroundings before... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tibetans consider this temple to be the most sacred temple for their religion. Hence you will see very long queues of Tibetans waiting to pray at the altar of their most sacred. Once you get past this section, you will be able to take your time wandering around. From the second floor, you can take great shots of the intricate... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive and lively. Even if the details are overwhelming when provided by knowledgeable guides, allow time to absorb the atmosphere. Don't miss the view from the roof regardless of your personal opinion of them, of the prostrations near the entrance. Although they are to be seen all over, viewing the devotion from above, without of course looking down on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if your knowledge of Buddhism is limited, there is palpable reverence to the place. Site of one of the sacred statues dating to Buddha's lifetime, it draws pilgrims that prostrate themselves around the temple and inside.

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a different idea we had about Budism and their beliefs, bottom line act good, never wish bad, do the right thing, simple and easy and you will evolve spiritually. Their activities and the way monks live is also very interesting.

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a tour so we were able to enter the temple at a separate entrance from the locals. The locals enter for free but have to stand in sardine like lines to get in. It's an old temple, Buddhas lining the walls, and the main Buddha is gold. There are seats for the monks but they weren't there... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another amazing temple that is a must see in Lhasa! Full of stunning rooms and artefacts that makes this temple an outstanding feature of Lhasa.

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