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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 2 days ago

You will see many prayer around the temple praying there from day to night. try to walk clockwise at the the temple.

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The centerpiece of Lhasa and in middle of Barkhor, this is beautiful: really gives an idea of the life of the devotee, watching the devotees prostrate themselves on the way to and in front of the temple. The interior is spectacular with statues, stupas and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most important temples in Lhasa. The size of the temple of amazing, the interior is a fest to your eyes with all the art you will see.

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good to see as it is very important for locals. !000 goats apparently brought the soil to fill in the lake. This is where one of the two famous Buddah statues was hidden, and it is the only one which he himself has blessed....More

Thank PietroDallavia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely temple to visit. Very busy, lots to see and learn. Having a knowledgeable guide makes all the difference. A must see in Lhasa!

Thank 75NorthernGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of many sacred temples where you must visit when you either taking a pilgrimage road or simply sightseeing. The main Buddha hall consist the 8th years old Main Buddha himself of the actual 8th years old body size. Very sacred and very...More

Thank tsai95862016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful temple with so much more to see than you might first imagine when you see it from the square. Pretty busy, so its nice to pause and sit for a while upstairs with views of the roof.

Thank pom1972
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Yes, this may be the #1 pilgrimage site for Tibetans, but all you'll get is a glimpse as you're caught in the current of the tourist flow. I'm not suggesting to avoid it, because you should go, but it is unfortunately a bit of a...More

Thank LMilich
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Jokhang Temple has such a rich history and we loved experiencing it. Beautiful temple with dedicated worshipers all around. We loved experiencing it!

Thank Lindsay G
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A MUST SEE, the Jokhang Temple is located in the middle of the Old City square. It is a very sacred Buddhist attraction. You will see, undoubtedly, pilgrims making their "kora" (circumambulation) around the Temple. This is a must see attraction during any visit to...More

Thank Jeffrey A
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