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Jokhang Temple

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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

Temple located within the city centre (Old quarter). Come evening time you will see a lot of devotee walk to the temple and pray. Well worth the visit.

Thank MaryTig
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Jokhang Temple is the first one in Tibet and was founded in the C7th. Outside the entrance you may well see members of the public prostrating themselves in respect to Buddha. There is a nominal entrance fee, but once inside you can meander through...More

Thank TrevorCrichton
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve learned that having a knowledgable and cultured tour guide makes the experiences here in Lhasa and Tibet extremely important and our local Tibetan tour guide arranged through agency “Explore Tibet” helped us to have an amazing day and educational visit at Jokhang Temple today....More

Thank Maryann T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on Saturday morning and it was packed with locals praying and tourists visiting the beautiful temple. The Jokhang temple, considered the “spiritual heart of the city” and the most sacred in Tibet, is at the center of an ancient network of Buddhist temples...More

Thank purisu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 8th Century Temple boasts Nepalese and Indian influences, the temple attracts pilgrims daily. It is a temple that houses 3000 icons of the Buddha, deities and histroical figures.

Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit consisted of a shuffle around through the crowds. Actually the least enjoyable temple visit of our trip as no opportunity to properly view or experience what was going on.

Thank jsy444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive temple in the heart of Lhasa. From the outside you can see the fervor of pilgrims bowing to their religion, from the inside you can feel the fervor of the people who built spaces.

Thank mykim c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not truly unique or remarkable as far as architecture or the interior temples, this is still the holy site which is at the center of the Barkhor Street loop. There is a large plaza at the front with tall "Victory" poles. There is a...More

Thank bahjr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the holiest site in Tibet- its the most incredible of experiences- if you are fortunate to take that once in a lifetime trip to Tibet you really mustn't miss the Jokhang and the Barkhor- the essence of Tibet

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcomed by the smell of smouldering sage and juniper at the entrance, this is very much a working temple with many worshippers inside and out paying their respects and praying. 7th Century temple with lots of interesting history attached

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Response from hoangquangnhuan | Reviewed this property |
It's sage. anyway, there are a lot of butter oil inside. It can make hard smell for all people. There are many people bring the butter and fill for the candles inside.
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